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Fiction - Year V - Number 29 - October 2019

    NOTE TO THE CHILDREN by Claudia Geagan

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    NOTE TO THE CHILDRENby Claudia Geagan For Reese, for Randall in heaven, for Betsy, Helen, Carol and you too Patti-Cake, April 21.This is one letter from Dad for everybody so you all get the same words. ...

    DAMAGE by Monica Strina

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    DAMAGEby Monica Strina It’s the day of Uncle Jeff’s funeral. In front of the church our relatives move in swarms. They remind me of the beehive that formed inside our double-glazed window years ago. I’ve...

    WHAT ARE YOU SAVING IT FOR by John McLennon

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    WHAT ARE YOU SAVING IT FOR?By John McLennon Monika entered Carnal Love, one of Berlin’s basement nightclubs. The men all wore uniforms of the lowest rank, common soldaten on leave, fresh out of training before the Reich shoved them...

    THE SPECTRUM OF GREATNESS by Jared Alexander

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    THE SPECTRUM OF GREATNESSBy Jared Alexander Introduction The South Side Bandits were a Chicago-based youth organization football team. John O'Reilly, a retired blue-collar worker with balding hair and green eyes, coached the team, yet the athletes...

    DOWNTOWN WALDOS by Mark Massaro

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    DOWNTOWN WALDOSby Mark Massaro  Riley, my pot-dealers girlfriend, arched her body over the enormous yoga ball in front of my while I sat on their couch as he weighed out quarter bags on a digital...

    AMSTERDAM by Ruth Deming

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    AMSTERDAMby Ruth Deming After my second cup of Starbucks Coffee, the world was looking mighty beautiful. As assistant librarian of the Willow Grove Library – and I promise not to joke about the lack of...

    DIGNITY OF A DOG by Mizuno Senko, translated by Marissa Skeels

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    DIGNITY OF A DOGBy Mizuno SenkoTranslated from Japanese by Marissa Skeels “You. Does anything bother you about the way your husband is?” Yoshino whipped around to face me.“Me?” I was mortified. I’d not said a...

    ZAMBONI PUDDLE by Joe Miller

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    ZAMBONI PUDDLEby Joe Miller “Can’t now,” she says. “You’re going to have to take him.”He knows an extra shift for Stacey means time and a half, and extra cash for them, but the alternative feels...

    WHIRLWIND by A. G. Dumas

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    WHIRLWINDBy A. G. Dumas She sat turned in the front seat facing the passenger window withtears in her eyes. By mid-afternoon they reached Leeds, the departurepoint from the highway for travelers venturing to Yorkshire.When columns...

    LUCAS PARRA by Jose Recio

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    LUCAS PARRABy Jose Recio  It’s the year 2010, and Lucas Parra can’t wait to be there! He’s returning to his old town in Spain, where he was born and raised. His parents immigrated to America...