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Joyride

“Nimbus, stratocumulus, cumulus—” Mel began. “Don’t forget cumulonimbus.” Dash always butted in, throwing around all her big words and ideas, adding “lenticular” or “supercell storm cloud” when she could. “Shut up!” Mel punched her younger…

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The Costume Chest

part one: posed normajeanie’s room is open  Norma sets her laptop on the old costume chest at the foot of the bed.[1] Socks pulled up to her knees, an ambiguous ring on her left hand—these…

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Slow Leak

Please be advised that this story includes descriptions of self-harm and suicidal ideation. —The Editors For the past thirteen days I’ve been sleeping in the canoe hanging in our garage. The canoe is aluminum and…

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Leaving Home

Translated from the original Chinese by Jianan Qian and Alyssa Asquith   The old men liked to say that our village was our world. I couldn’t accept this, and from the beginning, I felt that I…

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