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Archive for January, 2012

Heaven? Can’t Wait.

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

by Mark Lawton

Frank lost his job at Safeway right before he suffocated his three-year old daughter. But we’re not supposed to say murder in heaven. “She passed over before God called,” is what they suggest in the manual. He did it with a pillow.… Keep reading...

Out Late

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

by Janet Shell Anderson

It’s so dark I can’t see my hand before my face.

Midsummer night. Late. Clouds black as oil roll across the moon. I can hear someone behind me in the dark street, but I can’t see him.… Keep reading...

Four Parties

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

by R. J. Astruc

Dionysius, god of wine, is working in his studio when the doorbell rings. For a second he stands frozen, an arm outstretched, the tip of his brush touching the canvas, a sigh hissing out between his clenched teeth like a winter’s draft.… Keep reading...

Deianira

Friday, January 13th, 2012

by J. M. McDermott

Jealous woman, they say she bathed her husband’s shirt in the poisoned blood of a centaur. Maybe she poisoned him on purpose. Maybe she didn’t know it was poison. Maybe she didn’t care what it was, as long as it hurt the man that hurt her so much.Keep reading...

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