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The Dawn

Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit

“There was the rabbit lying in the middle of the road, legs limp but twitching before its head sagged and went still.”

One Look Back

“Now, after days of asking, she and her mother were finally minutes away from the cabin.”

Epithalamium

“I got a collar for the boy, a nice leather number with steel studs that made him look a touch mean and inspired me to get myself a steel-studded camera harness, and off we’d walk, miles a day between jobs.”

Under Covers

“This is the story Lulu told me when I was little, since before my mom died. There’s a man. He’s very sick. … When girls misbehave, when they don’t do as they’re told, that man comes and takes them.”

The Purchased Bride

Those Two

Delta Force

A Grandfather’s Tale

Binding Agent

January

“I wonder if I can get the sound of a vase shattering over the phone without actually shattering a vase.”

The Professor’s Wife

The Joke

Alpharetta

“Naturally, we feared that some form of retribution would be waiting for us, but to our relief we didn’t see Daddy Perry again until suppertime.”

Poissant: Fiction essay- Solstice

Solstice

We couldn’t advertise our grief, lest, years from now, friends and family would watch us sideways, waiting for an explosion from the bomb that never went off.

A Diviner’s Abecedarian

Sin

“It was enough that I was there, mutely listening as he recited his sorrowful dreams, or spooled out what he called his misgivings, his guilts, his remorse.”

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