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Obituary by Alpheus Williams

So, I’m dead. I’ve read the obituaries, watched the funereal ceremony and pomp. Boo-fucking-hoo. They said nice things. I wasn’t nice. My legacy was tabloid trash, bin and bird cage liners.  I amassed millions.  I ran campaigns of fear and hatred, invaded the famous and the suffering, hacked phones, photographed private moments. Exploited secrets and

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Rabbit-hole by Victoria Lothian

She was curious. Peering inside the bottle she saw only darkness. A bottle of black. A long time had passed since morning; she had been a different person then. The past several hours had been a frantic chase, a furious worry, a frustration. She had been unsuccessful in all her endeavours, her day a spiralling

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Wilmott – A memory from school days… by John Simes

Wilmott was a bully. He had a shock of dark hair, and dark brown eyes. He was suntanned, had polished football boots. He was fine-boned and agile. He had a smart leather wallet. There was a photo of a girl in it. He stood upright and confident. He would speak to the masters ingratiatingly and

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Once And For All by Hanne Larsson

Two weeks since her re-entry, with barely five words shared between them. Emma’s feet take longer to settle with each trip away. She’s slowly remembering what it is to just be in her husband’s everyday. But she’s still full to bursting of twinkly spotted black, of pirouetting round the planet, of dreaming to go further,

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A Guide to Handling your Illness Without Insurance by Holly Eva Allen

Migraines– So, I’ve been dealing with this for quite a while now. The best thing to do is to get some quality ice packs. Not the hard-as-a-brick blue plastic Freezee King ones or whatever they’re called. Those things are for putting in lunch pails filled with egg salad sandwiches or coolers full of beer. You

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The Milk by Jeremy Platt

“ Did you remember to get the milk?” “Yes” “It’s not in the fridge or on the table” ‘Well what happened was … when I went outside, the sky was a beautiful powder blue and the afternoon was wonderfully warm. It reminded me of when I lived in Cadiz. I started thinking about that chord

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Those Who Remain by Shane O’Neill

He is distracted by the empty cigarette case. The room is otherwise preserved as he remembers. The stained mattress. The sunburnt curtains. The shredded carpet, its threads snaking beneath the mouldy bedframe. But the cigarette case. Where did that come from? The smell is wrong too. Staler, but that’s to be expected. Could someone else

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Scattered Little Pieces by Wayne Fenlon

Drabbles – A drabble is a short work of fiction of precisely one hundred words in length. The purpose of the drabble is brevity, testing the author’s ability to express interesting and meaningful ideas in a confined space. Drabbles are fiction that is 100 words long. I was first introduced to these by my good

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The Silence by Annette Edwards-Hill

When I heard Barney’s body hit the ice on a frosty morning it was like a gunshot. I held the phone away and shouted into the mouthpiece, then lay in bed holding my pillow over my head as the ambulance sirens drew closer. Barney, like me, had kept to himself. It was just the two

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Substitutions by Brooks C. Mendell

“Follow the recipe exactly,” said Mother. “You’ll delight your stepfather.” So, I braised the beef, cut the carrots and diced the onions, as directed. But I substituted arsenic for the oregano and garnished with pomegranates instead of parsley. And that groping, bad-breathed Judas loved it to the end. **** Brooks C. Mendell Brooks C. Mendell

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