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The White Foal

“The White Foal” by F. J. Bergmann At that time, I lived with my grandmother in the Camargue, the marshy delta where the Rhône river widens and opens into the Mediterranean sea. My parents, whom I could almost no longer … Continue reading

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The Gifted Sommelier

“The Gifted Sommelier” by Grayson Bray Morris Into the bowels of our cellar came a knock. We looked up, curious which of death’s hotels would be its source. There, a dozen paces from me: the door to the Divinika. I … Continue reading

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Sibling Squabbles

“Sibling Squabbles” by Gregg Chamberlain “What have we told you about using magic, young lady?” Isaac Stern looked down over folded arms at the sullen-eyed face of his eight-year-old daughter, Tabitha. She dropped her gaze first and stared down at her … Continue reading

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The Roots That Roam

“The Roots that Roam” by Joy Kennedy-O’Neill   The quickened-oaks smash their roots into the ground. They shatter rock as they move, root-step by root-step, miles a day. I once saw an octopus crawling on land, back when the Houston … Continue reading

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Cold Currents

Cold Currents by M. E. Garber Otto froze, one hand splayed on the fire brigade’s new gasoline truck. The woman perched outside the bridge railing leveled him a knowing smile. His stomach curdled. Not like Anna! He stretched his hand towards the unknown woman. She … Continue reading

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The Finder

“The Finder” by Yaasha Moriah   Aunt Velma was a finder. I clearly remember the day when Uncle Edgar pulled his fishing boat ashore, his posture strangely stiff even while attempting nonchalance. He slumped into a lawn chair next to … Continue reading

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Replica

“Replica” by Pauline Yates You sit opposite me—my replica. You mirror how I looked the day I left my husband at the door of this clinic. Your hair is cropped short. You wear my clothes. Your complexion has changed—it’s rejuvenated—but … Continue reading

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What Does a Time Machine Cost?

“What Does a Time Machine Cost?” by Elliotte Rusty Harold A few family photographs and her childhood diary were all Dr. Elizabeth Huang had left from her preteen years. The intervening decades had turned the paper in the diary yellow … Continue reading

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Breakage

“Breakage” by Sherri Cook Woosley   We remember that Myra and her daughter, Little Jessica, were the first to Break. Myra moved into our neighborhood pregnant, her belly swollen and her face glowing. The couple loved the paved sidewalks and … Continue reading

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Mrs. Peak and the Dragon

“Mrs. Peak and the Dragon” by Andrew Willett   The woman with the iron-gray hair smoothed her pink-striped apron and watched the boy walk back and forth before the counter. “Let me know what you want when you decide, sweetie,” … Continue reading

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