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The Tar of Freedom by Frederick Frankenberg

The Tar of Freedom by Frederick Frankenberg The peaceful and calm sensation when I found that vein in my arm with the needle flashed through my mind. My eyes opened, and I had blurry...

Chess in Hanoi by Gary Ives

Chess in Hanoi by Gary Ives This is about my cousin Gordon who grew up rough. Nobody, including his mother Thelma, knew for certain who his father was, only that he was black. Sadly,...

Miller’s Junction by Julian Grant

Miller’s Junction by Julian Grant Ned Miller hated how the room still stank of her death. He’d forever think of the lavender air freshener she insisted he spray every hour to cut back on...

The Interview by Fred Miller

The Interview by Fred Miller Following a long step down from the bus, he moved across the sidewalk onto the plaza and gazed at the gleaming monolith rising out of  the ground and disappearing...

Peripheral Visions by James Rumpel

Peripheral Visions by James Rumpel Alan was never a close friend. He was just sort of there. Even in high school, he wasn’t a big part of my social group but he was always...

The Boy with an Earache by Jon Wesick

The Boy with an Earache by Jon Wesick Pain! An ice pick of agony stabbed Kenny Johnson’s ear. He imagined millions of germs attacking his ear drum with microscopic pick axes and packing the...