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45 Walker Street

As Julia approached 45 Walker Street, she thought she got the address wrong. The building had no windows and the door looked plain. She rang…

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A Family History of Curses

Your mother was an abandoned, half-naked mannequin on display in a peep show window. She said she was just pretending but I knew she was…

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The foxes

hold all weddings on Sundays. It begins with champagne brunches— the upper-class way to drink before noon. They dip their narrow-tipped muzzles near the fizz,…

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Secret Potato Chip Dialogue over the Phone

Yesterday I received a phone call from an unknown individual. I said hello a couple of times but there was no response. It sounded like…

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S. O. L.

Irv drops the rifle, nears his son, Scotty. Scotty’s got a hole in his belly, and the half open refrigerator, casting one slim yellow ray,…

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The Mountainview Middle School Geography Bee

As a reminder, this is a single-elimination round. You must provide a correct answer to continue in the competition. Congratulations on making it this far….

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Vacation with Graciela

You found me that first night in the bar across the plaza from Teatro Juárez. You talked. I drank wine, watched the fútbol and the…

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Celebrity Poisonous Yellow Frog

A frog was on the wall, or somewhere. The frog was somewhere and I saw it and it was yellow. I said “Are you poisonous?”…

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Gipetto’s Sin

The boy grew frightened when his grainy wooden skin began to melt, every fiber humming and softening. Slumped on the workbench against some lumber scraps,…

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Number One

I need a coffee. I ask one of the airport representatives or guest relations managers or customer care specialists or what-have-you where the nearest place…

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