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Fiction - Year II - Number 5 - December 2016

    I TAKE FLIGHT, by C. E. Petrichor

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    I TAKE FLIGHTBy C.E. Petrichor When I think of my family, I think of vines. I think of monumental emerald green ropes embellished with thick, needle pointed thorns that...

    A GARDEN ON THE ROOF, A short story by Patty Somlo

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    A GARDEN ON THE ROOF By Patty Somlo The tall, very dark-skinned man didn’t say a word, as Katherine Foster led him and the woman from the refugee agency through the flat. Moderately tall herself and...

    THE LIST, A short story by Ross Goldstein

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    THE LISTBy Ross Goldstein The Palace was anything but; a sputtering neon sign dangled over the half-hinged front door, suspended by the remains of a frayed power cord. The...

    DAMNED OLE HOLLER, A short story by Shania Blair

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    DAMNED OLE HOLLERBy Shania Blair Every year for two to three weeks in the spring, Citico Creek is swarmed with fish, referred to as Buffalo, swimming upstream to mate....

    A PALIMPSEST, A short story by Jim Naremore

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    A PALIMPSESTBy Jim Naremore      Files. Or, more directly, filing cabinets.     Green, brown and different shades of grey. Battered, scratched, dented, their hardware tarnished. Some Kafkaesque bureaucratic dystopian fantasy: brown veneer second-hand conference...

    A BROKEN SHELL OF A MAN by Elizabeth O’Neil

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    A BROKEN SHELL OF A MANA novel byElizabeth O’Neill Chapter One - EGGS ‘Dae ye want ays tae read your palm?’  The gypsy woman asked, craning...

    A DIFFERENT ME, A short story by Donald McCarthy

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    A DIFFERENT ME By Donald McCarthy I travel to parallel universes. It’s not a voluntary experience. I am living my life one second and living another the next. Weeks will go by without a trip...

    WATER MOON, A short story by Toni Fuhrman

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    WATER MOONBy Toni Fuhrman Mose, Chairman Judd’s most trusted aide, stood before Chairman Judd’s enormous desk in the long windowless Council Room and told him it had taken another...

    IGNORANCE IN DETAIL by Michael J. Coene

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    IGNORANCE IN DETAILBy Michael J. Coene I didn't know Jan very well. We worked together at a restaurant. Organic, gluten-free, farm-fresh, overpriced sandwiches and salads. Jan was a server...

    EDDIE AND LARRY AND PHIL, A short story by Richard Dokey

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    EDDIE AND LARRY AND PHILBy Richard Dokey      Eddie Montgomery had two rats he named Larry and Phil. Larry and Phil were not domestic rats. They were wild rats,...