Category: Fiction

HYDROTHERAPY GERALD KAMENS

HYDROTHERAPY GERALD KAMENS  “Is this the Sea of Tranquility?” he yelled back to me, guffawing; “Hey, Ronald, you know where the actual sea’s located?”  “Not a clue, Jake.” Jake was luxuriating in the large porcelain tub of warm...

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THE UNDERTAKER’S WIFE BY ROBIN DRAGOO

She had been an undertaker’s wife for seven years. The mornings, she lay with her life projecting onto the back of her eyelids, between sheets that etched her skin with grains of foreign dirt. She bore witness to his livelihood...

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OPPOSITE LIVES BY ABIGAIL LIND HENSON

Columbia, Maryland April 3rd, 2019 11:45 am Jack stood in line, anxiously waiting for his cheesy breadsticks with marinara sauce. It was Wednesday. Cheesy breadsticks were always on Wednesday’s menu. Others complained that the...

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THE LAST ONE BY NINGNING SUN

Tides are getting higher, much higher than before. Water is flowing into the wooden house built on the highest point on this island. He stands in front of the house, murmuring, “I guess it’s the last day.”   He isn’t sad; he is...

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HIS HEIR BY TOWNSEND WALKER

Our village escaped the war. We heard skirmishes nearby, at the edge of the woods. That was all.  After each engagement, tired soldiers wafted into the square like dried leaves piling up against the steps of the church. In the...

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HOME RUN BY CATHY ANN KODRA

The gun was missing. They kept it in the deepest drawer, the third one below the toaster. On Saturday at noon, she absentmindedly dug under the regular dishtowels for the thicker cotton towel they used to cover Kye’s homemade...

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AN UNEXPECTED CHALLENGE BY J.S. KIERLAND

Ever since Willy Two Horse had been elected as the Tupai Tribe’s President, its Board Meetings kept getting closer and closer to the designated starting time of two o’clock. The latest meeting got underway at 2:37 PM, less than...

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O’ BRAVE NEW WORLD BY JANET GARBER

When Mrs. Weiss backhanded the doctor, who was a good five years younger than her still-finding-himself son, the chicken scratch notes from her medical chart went flying everywhere. “Mrs. W, try to remain calm,” the doctor said...

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FLIGHTS BY ALFRED MARKS

Forget the corny décor. Of all the beachside cafes, Nick’s Mermaid Café, his old-fashioned regular, still serves the best cooked English breakfast south of the city. He finishes the last of his poached egg, sips his sanctioned...

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