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Fiction - Year V - Number 32 - January 2020

    THE LADY WITH THE TWENTY-FIVE-LETTER ALPHABET by Richard Rose

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    THE LADY WITH THE TWENTY-FIVE-LETTER ALPHABETby Richard Rose The bookshop had been quiet for most of the morning but on hearing the bell signifying that a potential customer was...

    TWO CANES by Terry Sanville

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    TWO CANESby Terry Sanville At a little after nine in the morning, Douglas stepped off the bus and hobbled along the sidewalk to the Pacific Grove Senior Center. On...

    LEGEND OF THE MAGIC WOK by Lynn Dowless

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    LEGEND OF THE MAGIC WOKby Lynn Dowless       John Burman was as sporter. The label, sporter, was a euphemism on the phrase, front line soldier, on this new arm of the free born...

    OH MADELINE by Lynn Dowless

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    OH MADELINEby Lynn Dowless       The rhythmic melody of the seductive sirens' whispering chant rode upon the midday wind. Inviting, enticing, hexing, seizing hold of mortal mind, invading the...

    POSSESSED by Andrea Carlisle

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    POSSESSEDby Andrea Carlisle Jane became aware of someone coming up close behind her in the crowded checkout line, so close she could hear breathing. When she turned to look,...

    RETRO – GENESIS 5:24 by Stephen Stratton Moore

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    RETRO-GENESIS 5:24by Stephen Stratton Moore Fairfield County, Ohio 2012 A capricious dance of clouds and low-slanting sunlight brought the field of wild grass to life, turning...

    ENTER JOSIE by Joseph Austin

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    ENTER JOSIEby Joseph Austin Enter Josie. A raven-haired beauty with blue eyes sprinkled with saffron. Barbara knew her kind the moment her son, Darren, brought her through the front...

    THE DYING ROOM by Vince Barry

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    THE DYING ROOMby Vince Barry      “Nervous,” my wife goes, I think, ’cause she’s in the laundry room, which comes off the garage and is narrow and low beamed;...

    TAMALANE ОF PETROGRAD by Virginia Marybury

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    TAMALANE OF PETROGRADby Virginia Marybury Of all the flat, marshy edges of western Petrograd, nowhere was as haunted by former people as St Basil’s Island, that diamond delta in...

    COLD WAR GIRL by William R. Stoddart

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    COLD WAR GIRLby William R. Stoddart                It was a long death in a short life. Aunt Tanya died from a proliferation of white blood cells, the end coming...