Holiday Noir 2019

Mary Grimm

We gather for drinks like in those movies with a detective with a British accent. The confronting of the suspects and we’re all there. These are the crimes we’ve committed according to my mother: not wearing a Christmas sweater, mishanging…
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Mary Thompson

Is This Our Lives Now? I buy a cat for Christmas. So I now live on the top floor of a thirty two storey apartment block with a balcony, a spindly palm tree and a cat. I figured this little…
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Francine Witte

The Itch in Her It’s Christmas but there’s the itch in her. A heart itch, she calls it. It started when Harry stopped calling. And that was forever ago. Not really forever. More like a week. But love years are…
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Morgana MacLeod

Christmas Carol After a night of rotisserie sleep, turning over and over your firepit bed, you wake weary, ashes in your hair, heart pumping sludge. Even tinsel wilts in the heat, humidity suffocating sparkle. You don’t have the energy to…
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Tracey Meloni

CAFÉ MOZART DREAMIN’ Judie bangs on my hotel door. “The dressmaker is here! Hurry! You have Christmas lunch with Noah at Café Mozart at 1PM!”  I let them in – the dressmaker is very short and very fat, dressed in…
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