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Childhood’s End

Issue No. 281 ~ October, 2020

  We compete for who can launch farthest from the highest arc of the swing, then tussle together and dust off. “I win,” I screech for all the universe to hear. “I’m going to be Colored.” I spin around until I’m so dizzy the sky …


Issue No. 281 ~ October, 2020

In October, when the temperature was eighty-five degrees, Sarah put on a blue wool turtleneck, turned the air conditioning in her car to sixty, and drove to the grocery store in search of fall. She turned right when she spotted the red-leaved trees—not exactly towering …

The Wine Container

Issue No. 281 ~ October, 2020

This is the story of Messer Dezza, a middle-aged Milanese businessman who, after years of suffering the famous oppressive heat and the annoying mosquitoes of the Po flatland and being tormented by the traffic noise and the hustle and bustle of the city, decided to …

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The Man With All the Answers

Issue No. 281 ~ October, 2020

A pleasant recollection I have from childhood is sitting squished together in the den on the family futon watching Jeopardy! every weeknight at 7:30. Hearing that famous theme song followed by the charming and handsome host Alex Trebek strolling onto the stage and saying “Thank …