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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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EVEN THE SUNSHINE MELTED BY FERN O’SHEA

EVEN THE SUNSHINE MELTED BY FERN O’SHEA

Rocking slightly, I watch the smoke trickle from the cigarette between my fingers. Floorboards creak under me, old chipped wood. I find myself thinking of her again. I think of her hands; I think of the teacups they held. I think of smooth white porcelain,…

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PLEASE DON’T LEAVE BY MATTHEW WONG

PLEASE DON’T LEAVE BY MATTHEW WONG

ACCESS ARCHIVE FILE://december 9, 6075 AE//3 AM < ZHAO FAMILY RESIDENCE {SECTOR 8} > The doorbell rang. The sudden sound startled Lewis who was sitting in the living room. Lewis, who had been working in his bedroom for six hours straight on a new architectural…

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UNDER THE MOON BY BRIAN CARTER

UNDER THE MOON BY BRIAN CARTER

With some kind of will far stronger than he had counted on, Chris bolted past every tree his eyes came across. It wasn’t hard exactly: he happened to be a high school track student. The running felt natural, but the effects didn’t. He could taste…

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RULES TO FOLLOW WHEN AT SEA BY ELIZAVETA VOZNESKENSKAIA

RULES TO FOLLOW WHEN AT SEA BY ELIZAVETA VOZNESKENSKAIA

I. NOT ALL WATERS ARE GOOD. My first sailing voyage was more than 40 years ago now. I’ve been sailing a lot ever since. I’ve been sailing so much that at those rare times when I get off the ship I have to learn how…

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MARCHING UP TO ZION BY ELENA KIM

MARCHING UP TO ZION BY ELENA KIM

The loud rumbling of a ’56 Buick cuts off in the open wilderness of Utah. Emmanuel wipes his brow as he struggles to escape the humidity of his once prized automobile, now in dysfunction and a pain in his ass. Further ahead would be the…

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ABSENT BY ASHLEY MCLEAN

ABSENT BY ASHLEY MCLEAN

“I didn’t know today was your birthday.” The radio played the late afternoon R&B station. “Sweet Dreams/Beautiful Nightmare” plays in low volume in the background. “Yeah, it’s okay.” Birthday balloons float in the backseat. Conversations with her father never seem to last more than five…

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A STORY FROM THE SIDEWALK BY SAM LEE

A STORY FROM THE SIDEWALK BY SAM LEE

“Wake up!” shouted Elenore. She hoisted Massimo from the green polyester rug into her arms and stroked the top of his head. Despite his fatigue, the scruffy gray ball of fur was helplessly compliant as she plopped him near the disheveled shoe rack and buckled…

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MUSHROOM AND WYSTERIA BY ALEX LEEDS

MUSHROOM AND WYSTERIA BY ALEX LEEDS

  Chapter 1 A New Adventure Into the World of Witches Today was the day. School was beginning, for the very first time. And after all this time, painstakingly waiting with a gray cloud over her head, the first day of the first semester of…

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