Goodfellow By Andrew Klavan

I dreamed I was running through an open field at dusk, my mother calling to me in the distance. Then I woke up. There was a dead woman on the floor. Blood everywhere. Fists banging on the door....

Goodfellow By Andrew Klavan

I dreamed I was running through an open field at dusk, my mother calling to me in the distance. Then I woke up. There was a dead woman on the floor. Blood everywhere. Fists banging on the door. Voices shouting: “Open up! Open up!” I sat up,...

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@Mercury’s “Fake” Message by Ann Bridges

LAWYERS, JUDGES AT FINAL STANDOFF IN STORMY AFFAIRPRESIDENT’S APPROVAL PLUMMETS OVER FAILED MILITARY ACTIONS [Silicon Valley: Author Ann Bridges, contributing reporter to this story] VICTOR: A rock crashed through the window, bounced off the table and landed in my...

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Q&A with Allison Mattox by Rebecca Toscano

In July, I spoke with Allison Mattox about the short film she wrote and directed through the Taliesin Nexus Smash Cut Film Lab last year. Her film, Échappé, is about a young Russian ballerina who is tempted toward defection while she is performing at a show in America...

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Café I By Curtis Edmonds

The best restaurant in the history of the city of New York closed forever last year, and it was all my fault. It was a modest little place in the center of a long row of squat gray buildings, tucked in between a yoga studio and a plumbing supply wholesaler. It did not...

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Plight of the Locusts By David Walls-Kaufman

“Remy, I am going to go over the border.” The twenty-year-old woman hefts their small boy. “What do you mean? When did you decide to start thinking like this again?” Tippy ducks his head and shrugs. “Bernardo and Felix are going.” The couple stand near the open...

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Lost in the Blur, Part Two By Bokerah Brumley

CLICK HERE to read Part 1 of Lost in the Blur Six years earlier At the corner where two broken asphalt roads met, Leah Frakes dropped her survival pack on the ground and then tucked herself into the hollowed-out tree and clamped her mouth closed to still her trembling...

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Dear Dad by David Dubrow

This is an exclusive prequel to Appalling Stories: 13 Tales of Social Injustice by David Dubrow and Paul Hair. Find the rest on Amazon.  Dear Dad: That’s how you’re supposed to start a letter, right? With “dear.” Even though we haven’t been dear to each other since...

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