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Coming Back

A writer is asked in a radio interview why he made the absurd choice of returning from exile before the conflict is resolved....

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Philani A. Nyoni

Neither Will You

A man, questionably, gives a speech to a hall full of American voters.

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Lawcke

Last Wish

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Butch G. Rose

The Rainbow

A rainy afternoon without rainbow and lots of frustrations for a middle-aged woman

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Csilla Béresi

little girl and secrets twirl

a mothers love lead to even bigger love, but a secret made her pay.

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lorrain rose

Gospel Redux

All Ever Again

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Brian Armour

On the Third Day

Khalid is a stranger in his own city, unemployed feeling alienated, unimportant, he has long lost hope. But his life is about...

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Sohail Dahdal

Another Morning

We resist time, and then we wonder about the promise that was inside.

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Glenn Price

Crossing Kitty-Corner/a midlife crisis

This chapter comes from a memoir I recently finished about how I navigated the midlife transition, coped with social anxiety,...

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Julie Lillian

Ages 'n Ages Hence; The Fall of Democracy

The day's world with bare facts, as seen from a better view; through the life of a balloon.

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Alsh

Momma's Kitchen

After nineteen years of being alive and Terry is finally going to meet her birth mother but is the mother she's dying to meet...

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Niki roxx!

The Summer of the Riotous Walls

The Riotous Walls is a fictionalized memoir of the summer of 1991 in a sweltering upstairs apartment on the outskirts of a small...

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Diana Zimmerman

My two hearts

Twin girls lost their mother when they were four years old. They have never gotten along. That broke the grandmothers heart. When...

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Roseann Wojciechowski

<Leo> Chapter 1

Leo's in love. At least, he thinks he is. It's complicated. But of course, that's what happens when you fall for Ruby La Rouge...

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Marlowe C

Caldor

The time has come...

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George Archer

kicked from haven

an old man who lost his lover in younge age and she left him a note that she will see him in haven some day and so he saw her...

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shawq khrais

Blessington

Absolutism fuels fanaticism and conflicts all over the globe. From religious to political and scientific treatise, lines are drawn...

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Shane Humpherys

My Animal Shadow

A girl and her best friend. A very short story.

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Megan Landman

Dark Eyes

Dark eyes made an uplifting connection; or was it an appeal?

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Chris Cantor

The Back Bencher

A beleaguered husband takes action after deciding he can no longer tolerate his brittle marriage.

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Mike Devitt

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