• Two Birds, One Todd by Karen Harrington

    Ava was running late for an appointment and backed out of the garage like a rocket, fatally colliding with Todd. Todd came every Tuesday. Parked on the street. Walked up her slanted driveway with his kit that day just in time to be smashed by the back of her speeding Suburban. His skull bounced against […]

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  • Dingo Moon by Alpheus Williams

    I sit on the veranda having breakfast.  Nothing fancy, two fried eggs, one with a broken yoke, a rasher of bacon, toast, a grilled tomato with fresh leafy greens on the side.  Always have something green on your plate.  Make it a habit.  It’s good for you.   A raven lands on the veranda rail.  Watches […]

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  • On My Honor by Brenda Kilianski

    “It’s like having Ted Bundy for a brother – without the serial killing.” “What else is there?” “Narcissism. Sociopathic tendencies. Complete disregard for human life. Bodies everywhere. They’re not necessarily buried.” “I think that’s a stretch.” “I think you have to live my life.” Detective Clancy stared at me a moment, but I stared back […]

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  • In the Style by Kieran Shea

    Ashley H. Sexton, daughter of Sybil M. Sexton and Dr. Robert L. Sexton of Westchester, NY, was married this past Friday to Jacob K. Brock, son of Harold B. Brock and Dolores A. Brock of Short Hills, NJ.  Rabbi Adam Bing officiated the ceremony at Crease, a rooftop event space in lower Soho reopened this […]

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  • Call Me Teddy by Duncan Ros

    Jan watched as he came through the front door, leaned the dirty shovel against the wall, and took off his muddy boots. She ran up, threw her arms around his neck, and kissed him. She didn’t care that he was sweaty and covered in dirt—in fact, she kind of liked it.             “It’s finally over, […]

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  • The Right Reasons by Greg Levin

    I came here to find love, just like all the other participants on this island. Difference is, I meant it. For those of you watching, you’re probably wondering if this live stream is actually part of the season finale, if it’s actually sanctioned by the network. You’re also probably wondering if this gun is real […]

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  • Deep Breathing by Dustin Walker

    On the outside, Rick was steel. He nodded as the Don lectured him, never breaking eye contact with the old man. Never flinching at his veiled threats. But on the inside, alarms blasted through Rick’s head. His muscles coiled and his heart rattled like gunfire. The smoke-filled office became increasingly hot and choking. Suffocating. Rick […]

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  • Ayúdame by Cindy Rosmus

    1989 “Damn!” my cousin Angie said, for the fifth time. “It’s hot.” “So jump in the pool.” It was July 4th weekend. Sticky, like a giant snow cone had dripped all over us. Her  folks’ pool we had to ourselves: an above-ground piece of shit. No more shore house. “Thanks to you, Sue,” Angie sneered. […]

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  • Then: Same As Now by Beau Johnson

    There are truths to this world. Most are what they should be: universal. Others, however, can be circumvented, allowing men like me to not only flourish, but thrive. It means the list of names we pull from McDonough and a bent cop named Stout works better than I’d hoped. Not perfect by any means, as […]

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  • Vultures by Sean Melrose-Aukema

    The outside tables hadn’t been cleared. Half-eaten chicken carcasses sat amongst piles of abandoned fries, scrunched napkins, and upended bottles of chili sauce. A heated breeze funnelled down the street, picking up one of the napkins and carrying it over to the neighboring restaurant. Two teenage girls in identical aprons rested their elbows on the […]

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  • Blocks by Chris L. Robinson

    The newspapers once called her whole neighborhood an “open air drug market”, which was bullshit. But you couldn’t tell by what she was seeing now. Four guys off in a corner of the huge park are doing some kind of transaction in a stand of trees while she sits on a bench nursing her bad […]

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  • There Will Come a Harvest by Mike McHone

    The girl waited outside the barn with the flashlight in one hand and the shovel in the other. It was mid-April and the night was cold. It didn’t take but a minute before the old woman came out of the barn with the bundle of linens in her arms. They walked into the field, the […]

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