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Fiction - Year VII - Number 53 - January 2022

    FULL OF GRACE by Thomas Carlson

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                                                    Gloria Delaney sat at her desk as her fourth graders settled in to their math quiz. She’d just begun on the stack of writing assignments she was hoping to correct when...

    GULF by Elyse Forbes

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    It had all started with the little pink heart. The pink pixelated heart, bequeathed by a virtual stranger eighteen days after his daughter had died. And now he was here, four months...

    UNFORTUNATE TIMINGS by Dylan Price

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                I hummed to the tune of a song stuck in my head that I just couldn’t remember while preparing for the party.             “Jess, can you come here...

    AN INCIDENT WITH SOME CRACK by Daniel Senser

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    What can I say? I was a pot head. Of course, it was more complicated than that. I needed an escape because I was so blind to the way life really was,...

    THE TRUTH by Tawney Mesick

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    "I can't believe they got a pastor to come speak at my damn funeral," I said, "Saying shit about how this was an unfortunate event… Yeah, makes it sound like it was...

    THE GIFT by Nancy Lines

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    Sundays in the Russell household were usually quiet – relatively quiet, at least. There were no nurses or other hospice staff bustling about, taking Rob’s blood pressure, asking him how he feels,...

    THE PURPLE FLYING ELEPHANT by Joram Piatigorsky

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    Charlie, a shoe salesman, jumped out of bed, startled that it was already 8:30. His United Airlines Flight was scheduled for 10:22. Now he didn’t even have time for breakfast. He had...

    BLUISH FINGERS by Milena Galdino

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    On that night, when Juruna was on his hammock, he read the starts in a different way. Natives in South America have this obsession over the sky and the stars for they...

    THIS JOURNEY CALLED LIFE by Kenneth Bastian

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                “Good afternoon,” Daddy Hooks, said Mark; Hooks opened the door to let him inside. Hooks was Mark’s mentor, since the two met in the military. Hooks was 20 years older than...

    PROOF THE BOY HAD LIVED by Mike McLaughlin

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    Stephen Havilland could have avoided the war. At twenty-eight he was already a successful man. His newly minted firm was growing, slowly but steadily. Likewise for his reputation in business and government...