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Fiction
Rosie Forrest – Feral Things

Feral Things Rosie Forrest When the siren first sounds, I am grateful to be settled in the basement, or perhaps the siren sent us to the basement during dinner. It smells like lavender dryer sheets, and my tongue works…

Fiction
Claudia Smith – My Mother in Corners

My Mother in Corners Claudia Smith I believed my mother was water, my father fire. Swarthy, salty-sweat, flash-fires she soothed and tempered. She scrubbed the hardened soap from the corners of sinks and counters, the pee from the grout around the…

Fiction
Emma Bolden – Assumption

Assumption Emma Bolden The snow stopped before I was born, but I was a girl before the rain started. That was when I had a different body, all baby fat and fast flashes of motion that stilled into sleep.…

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Dorothy Rice – Home Movies

Dorothy Rice HOME MOVIES Grace arrived home and lingered in the darkened hallway, unnoticed. Her nineteen-year-old daughter, Lucy, home from college for the weekend, sat cross-legged on the floor, too close to the TV, hands in her lap,…

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Cheated by Jacqueline Doyle

Jacqueline Doyle CHEATED When Dina arrives at the Social Security office at 9:15 am, clutching the envelope stamped URGENT, there’s already a long line at the door and no seats left inside. The waiting area looks more like…

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Mom Egg Review and Half-Shell Press Present February Flash Challenge #febflash Join us this month for the February Flash Challenge #febflash, on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/febflash/) and Twitter (@themomegg #febflash. Participants set the goal of writing one piece of flash fiction…

Fiction
As She Sat Rocking by Janna Bialek

Sarah stopped rocking; a branch broke off in the wind, rolling down the roof, or did the lights flicker? She shuddered; she had a childhood fear of wind, of things unseen. How long until the power goes out? The book…