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A Sudden Feeling of Anger by Catherine Brothers

A Sudden Feeling of Anger by Catherine Brothers

Anger was what I felt when I let my phone slowly drop to the floor. I felt it when a stream of tears tickled my lips, hot and slippery, carefully making their way towards my neck. I felt it especially when I screamed into nothing,…

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The Man at the End of His Life by Matthew Torres

The Man at the End of His Life by Matthew Torres

He sat there in silence, waiting. Nothing moving. The dust collected around him. If one were to walk into his house you’d be greeted with the stale fumes as though you had opened an ancient tomb. It wasn’t a tomb yet, though. The man was…

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Aneurysm (Excerpt) by Kes Trainor

Aneurysm (Excerpt) by Kes Trainor

Eyes closed, the librarian moves through the stacks. They thumb over every volume, linen sleeves flowing behind them. There is no direct light in the library, everything glows between dream time and twilight. The windows are a chimera of architectural eras, but the panes are…

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The Wildness by Siqi Lao

The Wildness by Siqi Lao

1 In my hometown, before the storm, the sky turns into muddy yellow. I run back to the old house from somewhere. When I enter the room, darkness blinds my eyes, bruise purple is flying everywhere. Then I see my dead great-grandmother is sitting on…

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Coronavirus by Charlie Cluff

Coronavirus by Charlie Cluff

It’s been 6 months now. I sit in my room alone, watching as the clock hands slowly count the seconds as if it wants to hypnotize me into oblivion. I get lost sometimes, in the abyss that is time, trapped in the ever-consistent turning of…

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The Squirrel and the Bird by Oliver Perry Rauch

The Squirrel and the Bird by Oliver Perry Rauch

Squirrel, who resided in Central Park, was known throughout the island of Manhattan as the city’s best food gatherer and hoarder. Squirrel was the wisest legendary stockpiler and prided himself on never running out of food, even in the coldest weather. It should be noted…

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Prologue, Nutritious by Leila H. Mannel

Prologue, Nutritious by Leila H. Mannel

Cold holds the void-full vacuum of the stratosphere above earth.  Between the crosshairs of the protective magnetic fields which links us to the mother that always looks to us, earth extends itself.  The warrior farther from the father and smaller than Gaia, sits jealous and…

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The Evening Memory by Adelia Du

The Evening Memory by Adelia Du

An old birch tree stands outside the door, neglected, shedding its papery, wrinkled skin in the cold, its bare, dry bones like outstretched fingers, welcoming visitors into the drowsy restaurant. A birdcage hangs amongst its spindly branches. Adrien and the little bird watch each other…

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A BEAUTIFUL CHILD BY GEUN HO KIM

A BEAUTIFUL CHILD BY GEUN HO KIM

Miyoko was standing amidst a great tsunami of homo sapiens, all rushing to get out of their respective workplaces and to finally return home after a grueling and monotonous day of work in the Big Apple. Exactly who or what was waiting in the abodes…

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QUIETLY PERFECT BY CHRISTINE LI

QUIETLY PERFECT BY CHRISTINE LI

She knew it was crooked. The landscape of lavender at the height of blooming at sunset was perfectly level in the painting but it fell ever-the-slightest to the left, teetering on the precipice of a single screw, and it looked off and it felt off…

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