Issue #11

Kathryn Ordiway

After/Again When the war was over, we returned to what was left of our houses and pretended life was normal. Carbs became a staple at every meal and we women relished the fat that piled on our once prominent bones….
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Sarah Salway

On Hold She was just passing the phone box the first time it rang. Or that’s what she said afterwards. She checked her mobile of course, but her boyfriend had recently changed her ring tone to ‘Hello Barbie’ so he…
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Fred Muratori

Orson Welles Lesser evils gather and disperse, ephemeral as fine hairs on a barbershop floor. But the greater evils aren’t obvious until it’s too late. You think Looks like it might rain and then a SWAT team storms the house…
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Melanie Márquez Adams

Betrayal When I finally had the courage to say goodbye, I let my beloved doll know that our time together was coming to a tragic end. I whispered in her ear what the doctor told my parents. “I will get…
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Elaine Chiew

Insurance   You go diving with him in the Bahamas as a leap of faith, even though you’re not sure whether it’s a leap of faith in yourself or in him or in your togetherness. It’s new still in your…
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