Fiction - Year IV - Number 22 - March 2019

    THE COOKIEMEISTER By Stan Dryer (Frank Bequaert)

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    THE COOKIEMEISTERby Stan Dryer Childhood memories come and go. An image on television, a friend’s joke or a single word can trigger an explosion of memories, a chain of remembrance plucked out of the past....

    CLOSING TIME by Edith Boyd

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    CLOSING TIMEby Edith Boyd Mr. Colton’s wife sounded nice on the phone. She called the store often, and when she did, I got a good feeling, except when she was upset about one of their...

    STOLEN CANOES by Charles R. Stieren

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    STOLEN CANOESby Charles R. Stieren Backwoods of Mississippi, Present Day            The ice-maker dumped ice into the tray and woke me. I’d fallen asleep on the couch. As I stumbled through the darkness to my bedroom I...

    LUCKY PEOPLE by Christine Terp Madsen

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    LUCKY PEOPLEby Christine Terp Madsen On the eighteenth anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe, Bubbe Jozef and Zayde Sofia gave up.We are tired, they wrote, tired of trying to become who...

    ZODIAC COLLEGE by Chukwuebuka Festus

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    ZODIAC COLLEGEby Chukwuebuka Festus Love seeketh not itself to please,Nor for itself hath any care,But for another gives its ease,And builds a heaven in hell’s despair. Love seeketh only self to please,To bind another to its...

    DISAPPEARED SOUNDS by J.C. Sullivan

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    DISAPPEARED SOUNDSby J.C. Sullivan One night the week before last Jane Parker clearly heard the sound of an eight track tape clicking from one track to the next.  She had not heard that click, that...