Night Walk by Aeryn Rudel

Night Walk by Aeryn Rudel I watch the sun sink below the trees to the west and curse silently. I have no chance of reaching Delta Base before nightfall. The winter night comes quickly in the Northwest, and …

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Habeas Corpus By Julia Watson

Habeas Corpus by Julia Watson I breathe out slow, lying on the gazebo roof in Crestfield Park. I used to lay here and face the sky, making cloud shapes, counting stars. Today I’ve got a job to do. …

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Playing with Fire by Suzie Lockhart

Playing with Fire by Suzie Lockhart I conceal myself amidst a cluster of bushes, watching the human woman. She arrives nearly every evening, at about the same time. She wanders the docks, as if searching for something. All …

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Habemus Papam by Desmond Warzel

Habemus Papam by Desmond Warzel The crowd in Saint Peter’s Square had begun to form just after dawn, and though its composition varied from hour to hour, it eventually assumed a mood of its own, equal parts melancholy …

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Where Sea and Sky Kiss by Dan Campbell

Where Sea and Sky Kiss by Dan Campbell Illness skulked about the village, hiding in the alley fish-rot and grasping at coats in the fog. The sea misted up and smothered the houses, as if already holding the …

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The Lovely Amaryllis by Brian Justus

The Lovely Amaryllis by Brian Justus From: <Ruth Tate> To: <Frankie’s email>; <Melanie Tate> Sent: Friday, March 18, 2016 9:47 PM Subject: Lovely Amaryllis! Dear Frankie, Thank you so very much for your card and the beautiful amaryllis! …

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The Hourglass Brigade by Alex Shvartsman

The Hourglass Brigade by Alex Shvartsman The first sign of trouble is when they begin to keep count. Catherine has been a good partner, one of the best. We’ve done over a dozen incursions together, and she’s pulled …

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The Rocketeer by Rebecca Hodgkins

The Rocketeer by Rebecca Hodgkins The Rocketeer leans against the chrome bar, nursing a drink. She has a few choices of scenery – bad choices, in her opinion. Like always, the Rocketeer picks the best of the worst; …

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Touring Test by Holly Schofield

Touring Test by Holly Schofield I pulled over onto the shoulder of Highway 16 and opened my door for the hitchhiker. The sweat from the summer heat ran down his face as he pulled the door closed. His …

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Kingdom by Liam Hogan

Kingdom by Liam Hogan I’ve been counting the days and yet, when the light of the rising sun spills through the narrow cleft in the steep escarpment as it does every year on this date, my stomach still …

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