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“We All Saw Clouds” by Octavia Bell

06 November 2020 on Fiction

My brother has been dead seventy-three hours when I drive to the lake, on the day a village of ice-fishing houses is set up on the ice. It’s just after...

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“Donya Zaragoza” by Soleil Davíd

02 October 2020 on Fiction

Donya Zaragoza, née Castillo, allowed herself to be whisked away from her beloved Batangas family home to the southern province of Bicol because she knew that marrying a Zaragoza meant...

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“A Wedding in Aleppo” by M. K. Martin

22 May 2020 on Fiction

We are having a wedding in our restaurant. All morning, my younger brother, Hamid, has been scampering like a skinny, tail-less monkey, hanging lights in our cypress trees. We have...

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“Where the Waves Were Breaking” by Betsy Finesilver Haberl

27 March 2020 on Fiction

I flipped through the channels. In the half-second pauses between each station, a moth fluttered against the screen door. The porch light flickered and made an electric snap. It had...

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“It’s Still Farther Than You Think” by Emily Varnell

21 February 2020 on Fiction

Marianne’s palms stuck when she pressed her hands to the red laminate table. Orange juice, she guessed, from some boy dumping over one of those curvy bottles, too excited as...

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“The Weight of Snowflakes” by Lois Melina

06 December 2019 on Fiction

1. The snow fell easily, reflected in the headlights against the darkness of the highway. The large, flat flakes seemed almost make-believe to Debra, like Lux detergent floating down from...

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“Water in the Desert” by Clare Wilson

01 November 2019 on Fiction

“I can see it—” Eva said. “How the sky will stretch like a blue sheet between the peaks.” Ray stared through the sunroof of her VW bus. He almost expected...

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“I Will Return” by Samantha Kolesnik

27 September 2019 on Fiction

I tell myself the trail is an amenity. It’s not something to be feared; it’s a blessing. A privilege. When my single friends from apartments downtown come over, they first...

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“You Don’t Live Here” by Krista Diamond

19 April 2019 on Fiction

I’m hunched over a trash can at South Station, vomiting out pools of blue Gatorade, when Mason Riley appears for the first time in years. The milky light streams through...

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“Fixtures” by Elliot Greiner

15 March 2019 on Fiction

Ben was the first one I buried, followed by Jane, and then Sam. Good rats all. Days later I found out it was the avocado that did it, same as...

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“Luggage” by Erin Jamieson

08 February 2019 on Fiction

August Compton entered the world a handsome baby: flushed, chubby cheeks; lively hazel eyes; wisps of chestnut hair. He cooed while the nurse swaddled and cleaned him, sighed as he...

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“Cloudbringer” by Tess Allard

07 December 2018 on Fiction

Kate is sixteen, willowy, freckled. Her calico dress is hemmed for a girl an inch shorter. She is standing in the dusty square and watching the man with the rain...

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