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FIRES BY WINDFLOWER TOWNLEY

(for Debbie) Before the fires the woman across the street whose garden grew from rubble gave us a bouquet of sunflowers the color of flame   A month later ash and smoke rained down waking us to the horrifying fall of colors...

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THE HARVESTER BY LES ZIG

i.Lucas leaned against the shower cubicle wall as hot water pours over him. The scars on his body glistened, pink and raw. He traced one with his fingertip, still in disbelief at its existence. Twelve months might’ve healed the...

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BABYSITTING DESPERATION BY JOHN CULLEN

Just for fun, my nieces pull the wings off Lego airplanes.   “Behave!” I say, reminding them of their mother’s last words before she passed   a box of sparklers around and drove to the mall for a pedicure.   I’m in charge, but...

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THE CONVERSATION BY DENNIS CARISTI

The old man sat quietly gazing out the front passenger window watching the changing landscape speeding past. Small businesses and residences give way to more bucolic scenes as the young woman drives onto the highway. He wonders if his melancholia will transition with similar alacrity over this long weekend, he would see.

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DANCES BY JOHN CULLEN

Regardless of vintage a Two Buck Chuck boogies like a teen at prom. The gustatory cells hula and google like novas and the body waltzes toward evening as ligaments spring to keep up counting “one-two-three   one-two-three.”  Oh...

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