Author Archive: Meg Pokrass

Robert Lopez & Eva Ruiz

I’m Fine or Save Me She likes to commemorate bad situations with tattoos. This time it was an ambigram on her wrist that reads “I’m fine” or “Save me” depending on how you look at it. Last time, it was…
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Sudha Balagopal

Separations   Nina finds her six-year-old twins in a tangle of skinny limbs on the same bed. Today, they’ll go into separate classrooms. “It’s healthy,” the school counselor said. “It’s school policy,” Principal Brown insisted. Tino, Nina’s husband, concurs with…
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Jo Davies

Forgotten   He’d been under the stairs for years, forgotten and neglected. This wasn’t what his family had envisaged when they’d sold him. The money had been much needed, but they’d also liked the idea – as much as anything…
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Anita Goveas

Bone Deep No-one’s sure what going to happen next. Today, its ‘acids and bases’. They’ve dipped litmus paper into milk and ketchup and written down the results. They’ve got the left-over chicken bones from the morning’s biology lesson and soaked…
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C.E. Shue

The Mechanics of Reincarnation   The Terminal: But the woman seems so nice. She reminds Jenny of her mother, and her mother always taught her to be polite to old people. Besides, it isn’t like she has anywhere to go,…
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