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I know something is wrong when the spot in the corner of my right eye won’t go away. I was…


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“Sit sideways,” the photographer says, “or you won’t fit.” Obediently, they turn, bare flesh sliding smoothly against the porcelain, and…

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By Geri Modell

Last stop on the LL line. Subway platform outdoors, a track on each side. A green-lit bulb above each track.…

Every Thought and Prayer

By Stephen Haines

Every thought and prayer was answered. Everything reversed. The news crews packed their vans with cameras and microphones, and the…

The Flies

By Rachele Salvini

As she kills the flies, Gloria asks for mercy, then sprays an insecticide that sticks to the walls for weeks.…

The Story You’ll Never Tell

By Kathryn Aldridge-Morris

That story you’ll never tell is the house on the street in every Seventies horror movie you devoured in the…

For a Short Time Only

By Holly Burns

The summer I babysat the Brady twins, their parents were on the brink of divorce. My parents were on the…

Snagging Blanket

By Abigail F. Taylor

Sundance Lee draped his old snagging blanket around his shoulders. It hadn’t snagged anyone for many years. His legs were…

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