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“Snow Blind” by Terri Brown-Davidson

That morning she was snow-blind. The whiteness of the hills sloping outside her frosted windows, the no-color of the sky that flattened behind the mounded snow cloudless and with an acidic undertone of gray, struck her as so sumptuous she … Continue reading

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“Green Car Crash” by Lauren Eyler

I’d just dropped out of med school, but I hadn’t yet gone for the powder so I was poor on account of being unsure of who I was. Then, I mostly slept to escape the body I inhabited. I failed … Continue reading

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“The Unsuccessful Biographer” by Dan Townsend

Part I, Chapter 1 Courageous Luke enters the arena of the Wild West Show for his final trick of the night. The dirt is loose¸ chopped in small clumps. He can feel the crowd’s staggered breath. He has been riding … Continue reading

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“Blow, Satchmo, Blow Part III: That Gig in the Sky”

Read Part I Read Part II It is July 1971. Word on earth is, Gabriel’s real green over the way Satchmo can let it blow, and will, for eternity, and maybe a little longer. Down in New Orleans, the Devil … Continue reading

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“Solomon Victorious” by Don Jennings

Jerry watched as the kitten tried to scramble onto the sofa. Her front claws were sunk in the threadbare fabric. Her head hovered just above the cushion and her hind legs flailed, before she collapsed onto the floor. It was … Continue reading

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“Blow, Satchmo, Blow Part II: He Is Just Away” by Melissa Bobe

Read Part I “Be proud and strong, Lucille, in the knowledge that you were beloved of such a man.” “Words are never adequate at times like these, but it must be some consolation to know that you were married to, … Continue reading

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“Blow, Satchmo, Blow – Part I: The E Train” by Melissa Bobe

Note: This is the first of a three-part fiction piece. It is the product of a residency at the Louis Armstrong House Museum and Archives, where the author had access to the condolences written to Lucille Armstrong upon the death … Continue reading

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