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Fiction - Year V - Number 33 - February 2020

    SMELL OF LEATHER by Vivek Nath Mishra

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    SMELL OF LEATHERby Vivek Nath Mishra  After a long day, Subba walked down a narrow alley passing several sleeping, ruminating cows in the middle of the street, perturbing the sleep of stray dogs curled up...

    WE ARE WAITING by Chrissie Rohrman

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    WE ARE WAITINGby Chrissie Rohrman I’m on break when I get the call from Gram. I listen and nod along, pretending my heart isn’t seizing in my chest. “Keep me posted,” I tell her, and...

    ROBERT AND GOYLE GO TO THE MOVIES by Ryan James Lamb

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    ROBERT AND GOYLE GO TO THE MOVIESby Ryan James Lamb  The dull green Daihatsu Sedan pulled into the car park with a grunkling sound and came to a crooked stop between two bays.‘Don’t forget the...

    AN INSTANT OF EVERYTHING by John Riebow

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    AN INSTANT OF EVERYTHINGby John Riebow  The night air was crisp as he emerged from the heat of the crowded club.  It was just after midnight and, thanks to a three quarter moon and a...

    THE OLD FRONT PORCH by Ruth Deming

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    THE OLD FRONT PORCH by Ruth Deming  He was a man who never cussed in front of women. Just inside his own head. The black head of retired Major Robert O. Brown. Thanksgiving was on its...

    FOR YOU, BLUE by Anna Schaeffer

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    FOR YOU, BLUEby Anna Schaeffer  “Eighty-two.”Lina Vaduva woke up with the number thrumming in her head like a dial tone. The clock on Lina’s phone read 3:45, but silence was rare in Lewiston, even in...

    TELL A FRIEND by Colin Gallagher

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    TELL A FRIENDby Colin Gallagher  While walking up Sunset Street in Seattle, Washington, I pass office buildings, parking lots, restaurants and other businesses. I believe I had seen it all, yet to my surprise, I...

    NO VACANCY by Nathaniel Zebley

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    NO VACANCYby Nathaniel Zebley  Rachel stood up, walked over to the smudged window in the small room, and looked out at the parking lot with only a few cars in it. The “No Vacancy” sign...

    TALK TO ME by Bonita LeFlore

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    TALK TO MEby Bonita LeFlore  At three months of age, Maria Lopez Ruiz’s eyes turned blue. Not just any ordinary blue, but turquoise, the color of the sea near Porto San Sebastian, where Sophia Lopez...

    THE ALLEYWAY FIGHT by Taylor G Mauck

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    THE ALLEYWAY FIGHTby Taylor G Mauck  Bio: David gets dragged into a fight with guys who want revenge over something that happened in high school, and gets injured. David’s boyfriend, Jacob, and his best friend,...