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Junkyard

A 1-year cycle of the night sky over the African veldt played out in fast-forward on the ceiling, the planets highlighted so as to be clearly visible. The chair vibrated and turned to jelly around Jimmy Marist’s tush, and then … Continue reading

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Distractions

The best part about having cancer is the sex. Not with Chris, naturally. Sex with him is still the same, only now when he wants to flop around on top of me, I’m allowed to just say I’m too tired. … Continue reading

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Some Loops

Closed Loop Over lunch, Danielle tells me about the man she interviewed. He was thirtyish, bald on top, and wore a gray button-down with a pewter trefoil pin. She disclaims with He’s not the candidate, but… and recalls how funny … Continue reading

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Terminal Velocity

It was Billy’s idea. Kelly was supportive, but she held some manner of hesitance. She wasn’t sure if Billy’s emotional pain had overpowered him or if she was just curious about whether or not the myth had any semblance of … Continue reading

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Pilot

Their mother had been at home when the stroke hit. She had been traveling from the kitchen to the living room. It was early morning on a Tuesday. She had a cup of coffee in her hand. She was going … Continue reading

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Edges

There was this one time in late November, barely dawn, when a gaunt, bearded man named Winfield Mepps saw a spirit. At least he thinks he saw a spirit. Maybe he didn’t; he doesn’t know what he saw. Whatever it … Continue reading

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Jarabe

Hernando’s right leg came off in a cannon shot but his brother Pedro was there to catch him as he fell. The grapeshot ripped through his bone and muscle at a high arc, fired inexpertly by the Mexicans’ own forces, … Continue reading

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