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The Rabbit in the Moon

How many friends do you have, Inez, and who are they?

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Farewell, Afición

grocery aisle

I am not sure I believe in afición. It’s a fine idea, but who has the energy for true excellence?

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The Famous Mountain Retreat of Nelson Gamely

Mountain cabin

This cabin is your answer to everything.

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At the Horizon

Osprey on the horizon by mikespeaks on Flickr

You hoist the flag and the osprey screams.

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Curs

white dog

“Why do you have a dog that will bite me?”

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#broken

Courtroom sketch

In his mind’s eye, the journalist sees the princess screaming for help.

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The Fatalists

Police poker by wwarby on Flickr

Their duty, as they see it, is not only to serve and protect, but also to reveal the hidden vicissitudes of destiny.

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Leaving the Tower of Babel

Tower of Babel by Rex Sorgatz https://www.flickr.com/photos/fimoculous

For me, the wilderness has always echoed with a terrible revenge in progress.

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After the Passing

Boat at sunset by @TimOve on Flickr

“Maybe his spirit will occupy the empty space. Maybe the spirits of other departed relatives will be there with him. I might find a convention of souls.”

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Our Woven Lord

Minotaur

The story begins with the main character waking up, and you think, “Okay, this is the kind of story that begins with the main character waking up.”

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Healthy Donut

Donuts

This is what I get, searching for love at Healthy Donut. This is what happens when you’re looking to meet someone.

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Author Bios

Underwood typewriter and bookshelf

I am a writer—aspiring, published, rejected, accepted, regarded, discarded, fictional.

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Of Course

Leaky Faucets by Eflon on Flickr

You dial the clinic’s phone number and press send, wondering if life from this day forward holds nothing but a death sentence.

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Donor

Floating Heart by Mysza on Flickr

I was not surprised that his consumption of my heart had some kind of lasting effect.

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Around the Bend

Virginia Woolf

She yells at passing cars, “Are you afraid of Virginia Woolf? Are you?”

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