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Fiction - Year IV - Number 25 - June 2019

    BUTTON TIN by Aholaah Arzah

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    BUTTON TINby Aholaah Arzah Although she had not in years sewn even so much as a loose button back on the straining lapel of a winter coat, it was...

    HAWAII IN A BOX by Beth Weaver

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    HAWAII IN A BOXby Beth Nixon Weaver JACKIE YANKED OPEN THE PERKY PINK BEACH CHAIR and plopped down. It popped open several notches, pitching her backwards. Her head hit...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    LICKS by Mary Elizabeth Cartwright

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    LICKSby Mary Elizabeth Cartwright Jud Nasery followed his twin brother, Ander, into Potter Fields, the smallest stable in Versailles, Kentucky. Every Saturday morning during the summer before college, the...

    FLING MAN by Louis Gallo

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    FLING MANby Louis Gallo Back in town, recently divorced, old friends scattered, I’m longing for feminine affection as I take to the streets and head in the direction of Jambalaya headquarters...

    BELFAST BLUES by Edith Tarbescu

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    BELFAST BLUESby Edith Tarbescu Ted told his brother he would fly over for the wake. He paid his landlady the next month’s rent on his flat in Queens, New...

    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...