Fiction - Year VI - Number 48 - May 2021

    I AM by Yamini Mathur

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    I Am  “A strange holiday practice. A short family trip; nature excursion into the wilderness, trekking on hills, or roving the streams hidden among distinct shades of green. Why do most, if not all, excursions...

    WEDDING DANCE by Stephen Day

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    WEDDING DANCE He was winning. The little blue marble that kept rolling around the turntable fell more often than he expected on his number or his color. Roulette waa a game he had been attracted...

    EMPTY FRAME by Delancy Gunther

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    Empty Frame By: Delancy Gunther Ben’s paintbrush danced across the canvas in unwavering arcs. Greens and blues splashed together in vibrant harmony, a clear midday sky mixed with the bright green leaves of a weeping willow...

    USELESS FELLOW by Balu Swami

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    Useless fellow by Balu Swami Wayne was still a farm boy even though he had left the farm over a decade ago. He was still the innocent who saw only the best in people. Although he...

    MAYONAISE by Adam Matson

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    Mayonaise Melissa stood at the kitchen counter, making a sandwich. Her phone chimed with a text message from Allison: “Chris Ritter committed suicide.” For some reason, the first thing she thought of was Chris’ old...

    FALCONS OF KILLDARY by Chris Nelson

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                As she walks out of the Pembroke Funeral Parlor beside her husband, a flash of light near the summit of Killdary Mountain causes Anne to stop at the top of the marble steps,...

    THE MEMORY KEEPER by Destinee Jones

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    Benio sank deeper and deeper into Mr. Walters’s consciousness. The elevator in Mr. Walters’s mind sped past his recent memories, then slowed down for the ones still rooted deep in his psyche. His retirement party, from a decade ago, marked his...

    THE CIGARETTE PACT by Dennis Mitton

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    “Rachel saw the ghost again last night,” Julie said, already deep in bed. “Great.” Sam rolled his eyes, pulling on a tee-shirt. “She’s got me afraid to work in the attic this weekend. The little...

    BRINGERS by Brianna Kemper

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    Bringers By: Brianna Kemper The doctor and nurses were rushing around. The beeping starts to speed up as the mother struggles to stay alive. A few moments later the beeping stopped, and a long beep took...

    PROJECT IMMORTALITY by Yuri Korobaev, Translated by Irina Stoliarova

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    PART 1 Chapter 1 MICHAEL Michael checked his e-mail. After reading several messages, he stopped at the one titled "Invitation to Mr. Palmer from Professor Richardson." Michael clicked on the heading to open the letter and scanned it....