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Don’t Let This Fading Summer Pass You By

“No, wait,” he pleaded, but it was useless. The other guys shoved him into the disused, board-covered cabin, smacking shut the newly pried door. Bewildered, not up to this, he caught his breath and became aware of her breath. Megan’s—he … Continue reading

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Embers

The church smelled of old wood and incense. About ninety people were bunched around a casket at the front of the church. They were twenty rows back from the mourners. Jack had spotted her, hesitated, then walked over and sat … Continue reading

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A Silver Lining

Number seven is on the second floor. He takes the stairs. Yes, he can do it. What’s a bit of wheezing? Nerves, that’s all. He pauses outside the door. Steadies his breathing. But only briefly. Most people of his age … Continue reading

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All the Tiny Pieces

Theirs was not the kind of romantic love people held up as aspirational. Married in a church basement—a nurse and a patient—she wore a pantsuit, layers of cloth concealing her swollen abdomen, and he borrowed a tie that he tugged … Continue reading

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Second Comings

It feels more like you’re drowning than anything else, thought Grace, watching Buchanan’s eyes grow wider and bright. The fracture pierces your trachea and the surrounding tissue, filling the cavities in your throat with ungodly amounts of blood. That’s what … Continue reading

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Shoes

My favourite pair of shoes, I bought about ten years ago. Back then, I didn’t know many things. We hadn’t met. You said you liked my shoes. I said I felt comfortable in them. Like I was with you. We … Continue reading

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Clothes

Last night, I dreamed I was taking off my clothes. But as soon as I took them off, I was wearing another set. Consequently, I had to take those off. This happened over and over again. It was like I … Continue reading

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