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“The Intersection”

“Curse this damned place. I don’t want anything to do with here.” Holson, my best childhood friend, slammed the door and headed off on foot to the nearest mechanic. He just wants…

“Mister”

The last time I tried to kill him, I failed miserably. No blood, no 911 calls, hell – he didn’t even know his life was in danger. I’m lucky the District Attorney…

What I Did To Make My Body Smaller & What I Found When I Gave Up

My parents used to keep a lot of photo albums around the house. In one, there is a photo of me, three years old in our tiny living room, unsmiling in my…

SHORT STORIES

“Marjani’s Gift”

The leaves on the two maple trees in the yard beamed a spectacular fiery red…

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“Aida”

The Solomon family car is small and green and was bought from a used lot…

NARRATIVE ESSAYS

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