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In Ostia, 1975 by Margaret MacInnis

In Ostia, 1975, you were not yet the explosive teen who became my explosive husband. You were thirteen in tight jeans and a turtleneck sweater. You filled the tank of your second-hand Vespa a few lire at a time, while…
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Forensics of Anxiety by Alfred Fournier

Start anywhere… The day my father and infant daughter first met on his hospital bed birthday, both grinning, happy babies. Or screaming with her, side by side, hair flying on her first rollercoaster ride, which she would only try with…
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The Hook by Kayann Short

I catch the Skip at the last bus stop on the route, the one right next to the homeless shelter. Usually, I see folks riding from this stop for a few weeks before they move on. But this guy I…
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Snow Globe by Yael Veitz

I am visiting my grandfather at the nursing home. All night, I must swallow my rage.  I swallow my rage at the nurses who are rude to me, at the broken healthcare system. I swallow my rage at him. I…
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