Scarecrow by Liam Hogan

Scarecrow by Liam Hogan “There he is.” the farmer nodded. I looked up to the brow of the hill, where the crucified figure stood under a steel grey sky, shirt sleeves flapping in the wind. “And what exactly …

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Tears on Vega by Erik B. Scott

Tears on Vega by Erik B. Scott Sunlight filtered in and came to rest on Lydia’s sleeping eyes. She stirred from sleep, and in that moment of warm comfort she was home. However, as her eyes slowly opened and …

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Oogie Tucker’s Mission by Gary Cuba

Oogie Tucker’s Mission by Gary Cuba Maybe if Oogie Tucker hadn’t been such a big man, the world wouldn’t have ended up in the fix it now finds itself in. I know that’s a crazy notion, to think …

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Helpers by David Steffen

Helpers by David Steffen The boy crept out of the front door, distant streetlamps bouncing dim reflections off his smooth cheeks, breath misting in the chill air. Pete couldn’t help but smile. The boy was just the right …

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Refusing the Call by Elliotte Rusty Harold

Refusing the Call by Elliotte Rusty Harold Bang! Bang! Bang! Jonathan stumbled out of the shower and reached for a towel. “I’m coming! Hold your horses.” He knotted the towel around his waist and hurried across his apartment. …

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The Governess by S. Kay Nash

The Governess by S. Kay Nash Children are such untidy little creatures. The Lady’s children are no exception though they have been more of a challenge than my previous charges. Little boys are made of runny noses, skinned …

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Mysterious Ways by David Steffen

Mysterious Ways by David Steffen The afterlife was arbitrary, Sam Fichtner decided. There was no Heaven or Hell, only one place. He’d had plenty of time to ponder since he crossed over. The Hereafter was filled with endless …

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Gateway Blood by Ezekiel James Boston

Gateway Blood by Ezekiel James Boston “Pa?” Mother called. Dressed for the ball, she hiked her long baby blue dress carefully as to not cause wrinkles. “Pa?” Still in my smoking robes, I leaned on the fireplace. It …

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Paper Craft by Leigh Saunders

Paper Craft by Leigh Saunders Tracy lays the small, square piece of white paper on the freshly-washed table, her hand brushing across the worn wooden surface, glancing past the nicks and scratches of countless meals prepared and served …

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The Thing About Analyn by David Steffen

The Thing About Analyn by David Steffen In retrospect, I should’ve realized there was something bizarre about Analyn much earlier than I did, certainly before we’d been dating for six weeks. But I was a college freshman, barely …

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