AMIE by Marissa Pedrosa

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I am going to kill someone today; his name is Miles Grayson. I recall the sound of each syllable of his name as he was given a “not guilty” judgment in court. This was...

TWIN BROTHER’S CHOICE by Angelika Rose

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Dan, who was a heavy drinker was told by his brother after the moon reached the highest point in the sky to meet in secret. “I really don’t want to do this… but I’ll...

LAVENDER LATTE Dan Shpyra

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The magical scent diffused amid old wooden panels; the pungent mix of coffee and cinnamon smells dominated the room. The dim lights of industrial lamps were barely enough to illuminate The Old Bean. The...

GOING HOME by L. Shapley Bassen

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     Nature is a con artist that uses misdirection as deftly as sleight-of-hand to keep the thing moving and hidden, but at some cost, genius can beat the shell game. Michael Gottesman of Isle...

VILLAINOUS VENTURE by Patrick O’Shea

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Flashing lights, pinging sounds, and carnival noises roar throughout the arcade. Kids run from one machine to the next, waving stacks of tickets all about, anticipating what they can afford at the prize booth....

BLOOD STAINS OVER TEAR STAINS by Zean Vicente

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Rigid Heartbeat. Shaking hands. Ragged breathing. Blood stains. Low moans. Distant screams. This is what I live for. Hearing people scream and cry over loved ones and losing their lives, brought absolute joy to...

BREAK THE ICE, NOT THE WATER by Emily Buenafuente

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“I hate this.” “No one asked you to be here.” “What’s your name, again?” The girl facepalmed and shook her head. “I told you; I don’t have one. I doubt you do either.” “I don’t?” the boy asked,...

DR. WHO ON CRACK by Tristan Dupasquier

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Joe couldn’t tell what time it was. He had been in here (the hospital?) for a couple of days now. There are no windows. The lack of sunlight has troubled him, the static coming...

THE POOL HALL by Todd Fabyanic

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 Jason’s currency was low, and he needed to level up if he was going to take it to the next level.  Nickel & dimming it at the entry-level tables would not make the cut...