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Fiction - Year V - Number 35 - April 2020

    DEATH AND BASEBALL by Red Rollins*

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    DEATH AND BASEBALLBy Red Rollins He parked at the subway station and took the train to Union. The southbound train was filled with blue jerseys—couples, gangs of women, gangly men with turkey hats, punks, and Eastern...

    LEAVES FROM THE FIELD by Michael Robinson

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    LEAVES FROM THE FIELDby Michael Robinson At Christian Appalachian Southern Baptist Institute (CASBI) there are two statues in the garden with the water-spring pond and a brick walkway leading to the main campus. One of...

    TANGO by Henri Colt

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    TANGOby Henri Colt "I don’t dance the tango,” Kyra says, “but I took lessons before coming.” She bites into a bright green apple with an audible crunch. Its tangy taste has a whisper of sweetness...

    SPIRAL by Martin Toman

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    SPIRALby Martin Toman Rachel left the kitchen quietly, crossing the atrium to ascend the staircase, her foot fall soundless so as to not attract attention. The noises of the wake receded as she climbed, and...

    THE MAKEOVER by Adelaide Shaw

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    THE MAKEOVER    By Adelaide Shaw                                                                     Maggie’s worries were not about the hot, dry Santa Ana winds that blew into Los Angeles raising temperatures and tempers and creating a high fire danger. Her worries were of a...

    SQUISHY STAR TUBE by Franco Amati

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    SQUISHY STAR TUBEby Franco Amati The thing I remember most about that day was the squishy star tube. The way it moved all slippery in my hand and how those colorful plastic stars inside just...

    WHO AM I by Britney Saint Joy

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    WHO AM Iby Britney Saint Joy The hot sun hit the face of a woman who stood very confused examining her surroundings. A shopping district aligned with numerous shops and cafes surrounded her while a...

    CONFESSIONAL by Richard Rose

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    CONFESSIONALby Richard Rose The request for a visit from a priest had taken Lucy by surprise. She knew that as a child her mother, encouraged by her parents who were devout Catholics, had been a...

    MISTAKEN IDENTITY by Linda Marshall

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    MISTAKEN IDENTITYBy Linda Marshall  She’d flown back to St. Louis for her mother’s funeral, her sadness accentuated by their often difficult relationship; no fixing it now. It was in the past, yet Kate was obsessed...

    FLAMENCO – FIVE BELOW by Meghan Dimmick

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    FLAMENCO, FIVE BELOWby Meghan Dimmick John and Beatrice are dating.  Eric and I are their friends. Beatrice and I met on the first day of grade school.  We were six.  We were all six, but somehow she seemed...