Fiction - Year IV - Number 24 - May 2019

    PIT STOP EXISTENCE by Margery Bayne

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    PIT STOP EXISTENCEby Margery Bayne   “The pay is shit, but money’s money.”It was the first thing Steve said to Nathan after staring him down when he first stepped into his kitchen. Steve was in...

    A PEBBLE IN YOUR SHOE by AN Block

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    A PEBBLE IN YOUR SHOEby AN Block   “Look at you,” Jonas says, rubbing his thumb gently into Shelley’s palm, as she eases herself into the Mercedes, “all lovely in blue.”            “It’s my new color,”...

    A QUIET MAN by A. Elizabeth Herting

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    A QUIET MANby A. Elizabeth Herting   They came from every corner of the land, making the long, sad pilgrimage to the place in the middle he called home. To say the man would be...

    A HARD CALL TO MAKE by Kristine Sarasin

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    A HARD CALL TO MAKEby Kristine Sarasin  Before she got to the restaurant Shyanne had thought that a pair of dark wash jeans, tiny black heels, and a white crop top was a perfectly fine...

    SOMETHING TO LEAVE BEHIND by Christian R. Fennell

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    SOMETHING TO LEAVE BEHINDby Christian R. Fennell It was the surname that got me thinking: I wonder if he’s related to Tommy Mountjoy, a guy I went to school with. When I asked if he’d...

    FIRST SPRING SEASON by Daniel Picker

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    FIRST SPRING SEASONby Daniel Picker   My father disappeared in the dark that late winter when the nights still ran long into the mornings and the day still ran short with darkness falling before dinner. ...

    HOME by Sarah Moore

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    HOMEby Sarah Moore   “Ma’am, I just need you to sign here,” said the FedEx guy. A notepad poked out from beneath the carcass of the wolf-dog-creature-thing in his arms.Angela stared down at the body,...