Place: Mary Thompson

Black Magic Woman When I am 14, we skive school and go for chips, which we drown in vinegar and nosh on the swings overlooking the sea. A squally wind is blowing right in our faces but we keep eating…
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Holiday Noir Feature

Al Kratz Steven John Meg Pokrass Mary Grimm Tracey Meloni Morgana MacLeod Francine Witte Mary Thompson

Place: Caitlin Myer

Leaves You’ll never leave here, said the man at the bar. You’re going to meet a nice Norwegian man and get married—he squinted at me. No, not married. But you’ll move in together, to a cabin in the forest. You’ll…
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Place: Tim Craig

Ebb’s Nook It’s a liminal place, this promontory. Existing at the point where the sky meets the land, the bay meets the open sea and — with the outline of the tiny 12th Century chapel walls still just visible under…
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Place: Jan Turk Petrie

What Remains Must be twenty or more out there on hands and knees digging up our once beautiful garden right down to the ochre subsoil; no stone is to be left unturned. Orderly, I’ll give them that. A human line…
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