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Drowning In Thirty Seconds

Issue No. 253 ~ June, 2018

One With a gulp, the lake swallows us up. I hold my breath, feeling our bodies sink. His is the heavier, dragging us both down, pulling us towards the tangled weeds underneath. I hold fast to his belt-strap, my fist straining to keep a grip …

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Between the River and the Stars

Issue No. 253 ~ June, 2018

The river rarely froze over, but in 1938 it did. The frigid air from the north covered the land until the mercury dropped to minus nine. They warned us not to cross the ice on foot. Little did we listen. Immigrant kids, we boxed our …

Minus the Angels

Issue No. 253 ~ June, 2018

It was the season of believing the doctors. Because of medical uncertainties, we had skipped vacation the previous year, so this time we splurged on a ten-day trip to Italy. Instead of teeming Rome, where we’d stayed as grungy grad students two decades before, we …

Car Service

Issue No. 253 ~ June, 2018

The man’s voice startled me, and I began to smile stupidly. I’m not sure that I was daydreaming, fantasizing there on the pavement, but I suppose that I was. “Hello, Mr. Abbott,” he said. “Better weather than the last time you were here.” I watched …