Category Archives: Fiction

Recall

Recall

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He can’t stay here. He can’t. more

If You’ve Got a Light

If You’ve Got a Light

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He craved the respite of smoke diffusing through his lungs, imagined it hitting him hard on an empty stomach. Maybe he shouldn’t have brought up the issue until after dinner.more

The Goalie

The Goalie

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My entire ten years of life on earth was spent keeping people from fighting with one another. “Not in front of the kid” were the famous words I heard. Grandma told me one time that I was an angel sent by God to help heal the family. None of my uncles nor my grandfather liked it much when my grandmother talked like that.more

Dor

Dor

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In Romania they had a word for this feeling of not quite belonging and feeling nostalgic for something maybe you ain’t really experienced and this great longing feeling—dor. We don’t have a word for that here in the Deep South. It’s just a lifestyle here.more

Three Stories

Three Stories

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Alex sighs. He is decades younger than Dave and not crippled by chemo and pill addiction and teens and trucks. On this day, as every day, he is not prepared to throw down over a breach of club rules. more

The Ogre

The Ogre

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“O Father! – chiefly known to me by Thy rod – mortal or immortal, here I die”
H. Melville “Moby Dick”more

White Buffalo

White Buffalo

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“They’re playing with a stacked deck,” he’d grouse. “Meanwhile, I’m getting dealt noth-ing but jokers.”more

Two Stories

Two Stories

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So sheepishly you swung your skull to headbutt me we wound up kissing. Briefly but that happened, don’t deny it. I tried to wink for the audience but your tears weighed down my lashes. more

Yesterday’s Muse

Yesterday’s Muse

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The blurb under Jan Anderson’s photo in the Springville High School yearbook said she was on the debate team, sang in the girls’ chorus, and won a prize for writing an essay in French, but the main thing Will Harper remembered about her was her breasts. more

Lost Indian Gold Mine

Lost Indian Gold Mine

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If I had even an inkling of where to look, I’d sure as hell invest me in some scuba gear, I tell you that much.more