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A Perfect Match by Frederick K. Foote

A Perfect Match by Frederick K. Foote The sister’s not my type at all. She is too light to fight, too thin to win, and too white to be right. She has bone-colored skin,...

Soccer Blues by Tim Frank

Soccer Blues by Tim Frank One drizzly afternoon, the Rifles, a mid-table Premier league soccer team based in London, were losing by three goals to nil after a limp first-half display against a usually...

Pumpkin by Benson Phillip Lott

Pumpkin by Benson Phillip Lott  Raymond stands in the kitchen, clutching a butcher’s knife. He stares at the pumpkin on a wooden board, across from him. Had it really spoken? And how did it...

The Kidnapping of Lillian Palace by Charline Poirier

The Kidnapping of Lillian Palace by Charline Poirier We parked on the patch of gravel next to the stairs to the cabin. Inside, I switched on the light in the windowless bedroom, then returned...

Any Other Day by Mark F. Geatches

Any Other Day by Mark F. Geatches It was the last week of my wife Marge’s life. No, there was no terminal illness, no degenerative disease, no premonition, not even the threat of suicide....

Tap by Christopher Hivner

Tap by Christopher Hivner Tap, tap, tap. Trask Donley found the edge of the curb with his stick. Shuffling his feet forward, he reached out for the road and when he was satisfied he...

Dermatology by Mitchell Krockmalnik Grabois

Dermatology by Mitchell Krockmalnik Grabois The Virgin Mary was special her whole life. The rabbi’s knew her fate from the start. The adoration started early. She was bred for saintliness and sadness, and that’s...