Tag Archives: Jean Ryan

Odds and Ends

On the last morning of her life Connie Zimmermann opened her mailbox and pulled out a fistful of ads. An oil change and rotation special at Big O, a timeshare offer from the Disney Vacation Club, a fried chicken special … Continue reading

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Breach

Amy pulled back the gauze and peered at the wound on her leg, a series of raised welts capped with dried blood. It looked worse today, she thought. Puffier. Maybe infection was setting in; these beautiful places were treacherous. Just … Continue reading

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Nine Glorious Days

“Look at that,” Ben said, needlessly pointing out the window. “They go on and on and on.” Maggie leaned across him and peered down at the sea of jagged white peaks. “Beautiful,” she nodded. He turned to her, his face … Continue reading

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Fire and Rescue

“So how many bodies have they found?” “About 1100,” Kelly said. “But there are probably hundreds more in the parts of the city they haven’t excavated, thousands in the surrounding countryside. People who were on the road when the surges … Continue reading

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Greyhound

This place is not like the pound—greyhounds don’t bark, nor do they make any frenetic appeals for freedom, nor do their sleek bodies betray any sign of disease. Professional athletes, these dogs have been fed and watered with precision. Now, … Continue reading

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