Category: Fiction

THE HYENA AND THE LION BY BELINDA NICOLL

In the days when Tsheko and his San tribe still wore animal skins and walked barefoot, they saw their world in the Kalahari Desert as a free and wholesome place. Throughout summer and winter, they would roam the red dunes, arid...

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OWL BY SHERLAND PETERSON

Somebody once said graveyards are filled with indispensible men—the same is true for indispensible women. I was indispensible once but that was when women in trouble came to me with coat hangers. Yes, in my own mind I was...

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RESERVATIONS BY LENORE HIRSCH

Lori puts aside the stack of papers she has been marking at the kitchen table, yawns, and gets up to look for her backscratcher. It’s that darn itch between her shoulder blades, just a fraction of an inch farther than she can...

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WEAPONS BY DAVID SAPP

When Vietnam took all the boys and splayed them on the evening news, a boy, like most boys emulating most men, but especially in uniform, I was smitten with TV shows on World War Two, diluted versions without the gore, without...

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ASHES BY JACOB PREVENAS

Se’rov woke suddenly as the daylight slowly died behind the western mountains. The young man had spent the day in restless sleep, bitter visions of the hateful dead haunting his dreams as he awaited the coming night. Startled...

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