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Allergy

Issue No. 15 ~ August, 1998

Charlie was a horrible sight: his whole face was swollen like a balloon, and his eyelids looked like a pair of watery, glistening lanzones with slits in them. His nose was completely blocked, and he could barely breathe through his mouth. Tammy came into the …

The Dentist

Issue No. 14 ~ July, 1998

“You can rinse now.” He lost count of how many times he had said this to patients, but no matter the number, he got a vicarious pleasure from the smile of relief on their faces. If only there was such a phrase for his life, …

In The Cards

Issue No. 13 ~ June, 1998

Outside, the rain had just stopped. The suitcase at Feller’s feet had one-thousand dollars in it. No one in the bus station could tell from looking that the boxy case held his future in neatly wrapped and stacked twenty-dollar bills. He was wearing his best …

E10

Issue No. 12 ~ May, 1998

Vending machines and nepotism in the workplace.

The Cardinal

Issue No. 12 ~ May, 1998

Love, lust, infidelity; a young woman coming to understand the path her life has taken.

Fortune Cookies

Issue No. 11 ~ April, 1998

Life in the death-throes of the 20th Century; cold Szechwan, stale beer, and meaningless information streaming over the airwaves.

The Road Home

Issue No. 11 ~ April, 1998

A reluctant soldier keeps the final promise made to his fallen comrade.

The Modern Debutante

Issue No. 10 ~ January, 1998

“The crowd is untruth.”           — Soren Kierkegaard The young man felt the burden of his epiphany. People needed telling. The problem was getting them to listen. Rush, rush, rush everywhere — so unsettling. People busy ‘getting ahead,’ and finding that ahead, by its very …

Out of the Flats

Issue No. 10 ~ January, 1998

The sky over Crystal City was the color of blue flame; the glass skyline reflected shimmering silvers and golds, achieving an aesthetic ugliness that comes from a kind of sterile perfection. It was if the entire city was hiding behind one way mirrors, and if …