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Out of This World Bargains!

Startled by the kitchen screen door banging shut, Sheila looked up from her empty coffee mug to see her sister standing there with her hair a mess…


“History Abhors a Vacuum,” “The Indignities of Serfdom,” and “Phi Beta Crapper”

History Abhors a Vacuum Goebbels, Göring, Bormann, Speer, and Himmler used to meet at Uncle Tom’s Cabin, a cute little café in Berlin’s Anhalter…


Ruins XI ii

I go into the bathroom to take a leak and instead piss down the laundry chute, something I’ve done at least three times this evening. Walking out of…


May

I lay on my bed with May after a night out drinking. It was morning with the blinds closed. I looked at her wrapped in my arm and thought she wasn’t…


Hunger

She did not like dark rain, the scent of snow, the heavy curtains blocking day's light. She wanted open windows. Freshness, the breath of God and…


Firefly Lane, Chapter 4: Wrong Turn — Lilly, Part 2

At the precinct, I figured I would sort it out. But when we arrived, no one would pay attention to anything I said. I was fingerprinted,…


The Mandalorian: A Great Adventure

With the hilariously flawed and downright disappointing sequel trilogy already forgotten, the Star Wars franchise needed to prove itself worthy of…


Wolf’s Daughter, Part 1

I: A.D. 1050 “Give me a sword and shield, Father. I’m ready to go raiding.” Reanna the Red was her nickname, due to her fiery red hair, but her true…


Passenger Pigeons

Come fall, all the teens are taken out of school to help with the Passenger Pigeon hunt. It starts with a Monday morning parade down Elm Street.…


The Age of Crows: Glorious Yongqui, Part 1

I. Hail to you, Prince Li! I Greet You in the name of His Most Illustrious and Sublime Majesty, the Emperor Xing He! By His Endless Mercy and…