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ARIA, ASIDE BY DAVID BONTUMASI

I run my fingers along the coarse green curtains in my bedroom window and look down at the silent form of our next door neighbor as she shuffles in the soft glow of her kitchen light.

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SOLVING POE’S MURDER BY EDWARD FRANCISCO

Dr. John Moran responded to Detective Allan Pinkerton’s query about who might have wished to kill Edgar Allan Poe. Moran had been the attending physician during Poe’s last hours. A Scottish immigrant, Pinkerton had migrated to America in 1842, seven years prior to Poe’s demise. He’d been a fan of Poe’s work, especially the stories featuring French detective August Dupin.

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SIGNS BY AMY GALLOWAY

I could stand outside the candy store all day and never get a sweet taste
You could stroll past ignoring me or hand me a stick of gum
I could tell the story of the gum man
Or how the hawk pecked out my eyes and flew away with a shiny wrapper

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KINGDOM COME BY P.S. WRIGHT

“Mama?” Krystal squeaked. Out of the corner of her eye, Krystal caught a glimpse of a shower of orange sparks falling from above and mama’s cigarette landed on the dirt path.

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GUNS WINTER 1967 BY DONALD WATERS

When everyone had assembled, Bruce led us into his bedroom. His parents weren’t home, “Take a look at this,” he said, spinning an army-issue .45-caliber pistol on his finger in the manner of an old west gunfighter. “My ‘ol man gave it to me. This thing is so powerful,” he went on; “My dad says if you shoot a man in the thumb, it will knock him to the ground.”

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