Category Archives: Fiction

“Levee Lullaby” by Sarah Rolinski

You lay down on the hot summer sidewalk, New Orleans sun beating down on you. Nothing’s hotter than a New Orleans sun; it’s pure heat without mercy or remorse. You’re hot, sweating through your white shirt. It sticks to your … Continue reading

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“Pivot Point” by Robert Earle

Annie arrived at the crowded, smoky, cackling party and saw no one she knew, including herself in a mirror. She wore frameless glasses, cheapest she could buy. She hadn’t put on makeup, not for work, from which she had walked … Continue reading

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“Requiem for Ruined Water” by Gregg Kleiner

It was a month or more following the explosion that I found myself boarding a Greyhound bus not knowing precisely where I was headed but knowing I had to go to that particular, now soiled, edge of the continent. I … Continue reading

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“The Mentor” by Larry Ellis

There were fighting cocks in the yard. Scores of fighting cocks, each huddling against the wind in the small, plywood pup-tent that was its shelter, each roped by the ankle to a stake to keep it from tearing its neighbors … Continue reading

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“Faces” by John Oliver Hodges

Elise Goldenbutton drowned Halloween night. Her picture was in the paper. For weeks the boy carried with him a sick feeling. She’d gone to a friend’s to spend the night, the paper said, and swam in Livingston Lake. They found … Continue reading

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“Accelerating through the Curve” by David Langlinais

When Robie Dubois’ father got home from work, he moved straight to the rec room where Robie was watching a movie. He came in the back door, not bothering to go to the living room where Robie’s mother and sister … Continue reading

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“Slicer” by Jerry Rabushka

I’m at the deli counter, hemmed in by aisles and product and customers and attitude. I watch him, a sharp featured amazing and aggressive guy who I’ve only ever seen standing on this one section of floor. Slicing cheese, slicing … Continue reading

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