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Fiction - Year IV - Number 21 - February 2019

    THE GERMAN by Rees Nielsen

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    THE GERMANby Rees Nielsen It was the summer of 1971 and Murrow and I were stuck in Tehran waiting for the weekly bus to Istanbul.   Down the hallway this barrel chested German was leaned up...

    THE KILLING OF AN ARDENT APPRENTICE by Sana Mojdeh

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    WILL I DIE OF HEAT STROKE?by Ruth Z. Deming My metallic gray Nissan with its red racing stripe sped confidently into the parking lot of Staples, a seven-minute drive from home. Friendly Dave installed an...

    KNOCK by Nick Farriella

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    KNOCKby Nick Farriella Esme was a charity care worker or “charity care officer” as she’d like to call it when discussing her job with relatives at family functions. She’d been doing it for twenty-two years,...

    STANDOFF AT THE COUNTRY PRIDE MOTEL, STARRING BILLY FITZ by P. J. ...

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    STANDOFF AT THE COUNTRY PRIDE MOTEL, STARRING BILLY FITZby P. J. Gannon A few hours after spiking some Afghan smack in Room 5 of the Country Pride Motel, Billy considered introducing a girl into the...

    THE WALL BETWEEN US by John C. Weil

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    THE WALL BETWEEN USby John C. Weil  We walked with the wall between us, just as Robert Frost described.We picked up the stones, each of them still cold from the winter.I stopped a moment to...

    AMBIVALENCE: A LOVE STORY by Claudia Piepenburg

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    AMBIVALENCE: A LOVE STORYby Claudia Piepenburg October 20, 20166:00PM “Mrs. Williams? Alice Williams?” The doctor resists the urge to click his fingers an inch in front of the half-shut eyes of the woman sitting by the...

    THE LITTLE DOG by Eric Massey

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    THE LITTLE DOGby Eric Massey There once was a little dog.  His name was Rex.  He lived in a small house in a small town.  He didn’t know what the town was called because, well,...

    PLEASE CONFIRM YOU ARE NOT IN BEAST MODE by Anna Brassk

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    PLEASE CONFIRM YOU ARE NOT IN BEAST MODEby Anna Brassky A month ago, Chris began to see dwarfs, though not exactly see but rather sense their presence. Just as he was about to spot them,...

    CANDID by Michael Trobich

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    CANDIDby Michael Trobich Kate Gibbons likes to take pictures. She doesn’t know how it started, closing shutters and toggling flash, but she loves the way that each photo has every pixel in place and captures...

    GUILT MONOLOGUE by Don Dussault

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    GUILT MONOLOGUEby Don Dussault For me everything is in the present tense. Whatever whoever slips away into the past I yank it back. Here something of me thrives. And him. Too much of him. Straight...