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The Live Dog Show by Angela Readman

The robber raised a gun and I peeled an orange. I figured that’s what he wanted. He didn’t look like a robber. No more than anyone at 3am. Insomniacs. Kids. Guys looking for roses and rope, women wanting the phone….
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Twigs by A.E. Weisgerber

Don handed the letters over my gate, asked how things were going. All I had to say was, “It’s today.” “Ah. Nathaniel.” I nodded and looked toward the water. Small clouds billowed in herds all afternoon. “Those there are nice,”…
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Codes to Live By by Jude Higgins

We’re communicating in semaphore now. Out on the lake with our red and yellow flags in separate little row boats. It takes most of the morning to spell out everything. I suggest we vary things with morse code, but you…
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In the Company of My Loving Family

by Lisa K. Buchanan Given the size and scope of my family, I consider myself lucky that we are so close. I particularly appreciate the way my family members provide support and address grievances in a timely manner –from the…
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Come, Come by Kim Magowan

They say that ghosts can slip through walls, but we can’t. We don’t know if it is something special about us, and by “special,” we mean the opposite, of course—some further way we can’t do what others take for granted:…
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