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Fiction - Year IV - Number 25 - June 2019

    THE BLOOD BEARER by Julian Darragjati

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    THE BLOOD BEARERby Julian Darragjati The clarinet bellowed a series of rippling tremolos, then broke into strident bursts before bleeding a woeful, as if unending wail.Edmond winced. He stood in line before a busy, prepaid...

    REFUSE by Kevin Haslam

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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...

    EXCHANGE OF WORDS by Gary Erwin

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    EXCHANGE OF WORDSby Gary J. Erwin We’d recognized the disparities in her speech the third day after hospital admission. “Mouth stick,” she’d murmured one morning during a brief moment of consciousness. She raised her limp...

    DREAMLESSNESS by Ivan De Luce

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    DREAMLESSNESSby Ivan De Luce Friday — Dreamt I was in love. I met her — Samantha — at a party, and we hadn’t seen each other in ten years. She hadn’t aged at all, but...

    A SACRED TRADITION by Paul Kivelson

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    A SACRED TRADITIONby Paul Kivelson Ricky was tall, and not just for his age. He could fit on his old bike only by bending his back up tight and pulling his hands in close. The...

    JUDITH by Chris Cooper

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    JUDITHby Chris Cooper My eyes fluttered open, catching the lurid glare from the remaining sunlight as it bounced off the windshield. I sat up in my seat, shielding my eyes from the repugnant rays with...

    TWENTY-FOUR HOURS IN PARIS by Eoin O’Donnell

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    TWENTY-FOUR HOURS IN PARISby Eoin O’Donnell Jeremy followed Rachel to Paris because he loved her. I followed Jeremy to Paris because I loved him. It was like a mini sex conga line gyrating its way...

    FROM BAUHAUS TO DACHAU by Allen Levaniel

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    FROM BAUHAUS TO DACHAUby Allen Levaniel The soldiers raid the apartment building and round up every tenant; children, too. The building erupts in chaos, with SS men shouting and women and their children crying. The...

    THE MAN ON THE EDGE OF THE TOWN by Jamie Gogocha

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    THE MAN ON THE EDGE OF TOWNBy Jamie Gogocha Crossing from the green, mountainous western half of Montana into the endless horizon of the eastern half is like crossing into another country. As I drove...

    JULIA IN BLOOM by Alberto Ambard

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    JULIA IN BLOOMby Alberto Ambard  IThe scratchy, metallic sound of the brakes woke Daniel, but he kept his eyes closed, until he heard the bus driver announcing the last resting stop.Las Vegas was Daniel’s final...