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Midnight Hymn

Mose couldn’t think straight, couldn’t work out the best place to stand to see the wives. He ran to an empty room in the middle of the top floor, his legs wanting to take him even further up, onto the … Continue reading

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Blood Sugar

There is only a half-hour left in Toby’s day that vindicates his continuing to exist at all. It occurs on the 5.27 to New Garrington. He sits by the window and sips a coffee. He rubs out the headphones in … Continue reading

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Via Urbano

A Belgian, born near Ghent in the flatlands. An awkward teenager who collected postage stamps and listened to American blues on the radio. An only child whose father was a leatherworker, whose mother farmed lavender. But it was possible in … Continue reading

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Writing Advice: A Drabble

Susan asked Mark what he thought of her manuscript. “I loved it,” Mark enthused. “Your writing is cerebral, yet thoroughly, marvelously winsome!” “Orwell said not to use long words when short ones work,” Susan stated. “How’d I do?” “Your writing … Continue reading

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Good News

I always wanted to write the great Judean novel – a story so compelling it takes on living form and has the power to save lives. I never imagined my own life would be the first one saved. As a … Continue reading

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Eraser

The baby. The boy. The girl. Crying. Crying. Crying. The baby wouldn’t stop. He scooped it from the cradle, a wide-eyed smile revealed on his lips, he cradled it in the crook of his elbow. Smile. Laugh. Wag. Bark. Meow. … Continue reading

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Elena

She’s standing just ahead of you in the queue. It’s not as busy as you thought it’d be. You guess you’ll be waiting 45. Your friend whispers something in your ear, you turn around, but he’s no longer looking. You … Continue reading

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