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Rinse and Repeat by Hilary Ayshford

He'd always meant to learn to use the washing machine in the flat, but the instructions were a foreign language. His lack of domesticity...

American Mourning Dove by Elena Zhang

I have a secret I clutch in my hands. It’s that I miss you. Who can I tell – my brother, my coworker, my husband? None of them would...

Campfire Food by Sarah R. New

If reincarnation is real, I want to come back as campfire food. A jacket potato, baked in foil. Rolled out of the bonfire with a large...

When the Stars Fall by Cathy Ulrich

The stars, when they fall, fall like rain, like broken-wing birds, like falling stars. The sky goes velvet black in their absence. They...

The Rent in the Galaxy by Travis Flatt

When Earth wakes up thirsty and reaches for the nightstand and can't find the glass she always sets out the night before, she'll think,...

Signals by Mikki Aronoff

The teacup rattles on its saucer as it crosses the space between wife and husband. The wife raises her eyebrows for a refill, then...

Grosseries by Julius Olofsson

With a shopping basket in his hand, he stands there. He took the bus. Others around him came riding upon genetically engineered Great...

Our Years of Golden Horses by Lynn Mundell

When one of them was 8 and the other 9, they drew horses on the printer paper one of the dads brought home from his office. Green horses,...

Along the Periphery by Hema Nataraju

You say you can’t bear to live with my parents anymore. I love them, but I choose you, so we move out of their warm basement and into an...

A Baptism by Nathaniel Spain

Follow the irrigation ditch beyond the railway line and you come to a thicket of willow trees. Between them the hem of a chain-link fence...

Sextant by Debra Mihalic Staples

In 1905, Mina Benson Hubbard led a successful expedition across the Labrador wilderness, then published A Woman’s Way Through Unknown...

Wolves in Yellowstone by Lauren Voeltz

I've been watching Dad suffer all weekend in Yellowstone National Park. He hasn't been the same since the divorce. Our campsite is on a...

Lost in Landscapes by Rachel Canwell

We have come here to walk, convinced that a change of scenery and aimless miles are the answer, or the beginnings of an answer. An...

Cherries in the Snow by Katy Goforth

The old neighbor lady passed on a hot Monday morning. No one found her until the Mobile Meals breakfast and lunch stacked up against the...

Introductions by Lori Cramer

Caught off guard by the question, I blurt the first thing that comes to mind: that I believe the twelve-to-six curveball is by far the...

The Test Track by Emily Hessney Lynch

It was a cool gray morning when I arrived at The Facility. They were expecting me–I’d booked The Experience yesterday. “Mr. Backus,...

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