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Bon Appétit

The door swings open slamming against the cement wall. Two guards stand at the opening. They do not cross the threshold; instead they peer in as if into the mouth of a cave. Perhaps they…

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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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