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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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Gills by Alpheus Williams

Zeus, the child of Titans, ate his own and begat new gods. Some believe the Gills are Science’s revenge for ignoring their warnings. Some say Science genetically engineered them so that a remnant of humanity could survive the great inundations and extremes that resulted from Climate Change.  Some say it was just a natural progression

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Zenith Royal 94 by Charles Prelle

Night falls heavy behind drawn yellow curtains, as the silent face watches me grieve. My father used to keep a small transistor radio in the kitchen, a Zenith from sometime in the 1960’s with brushed silver dials and buttons. As a child it was already an antique, the sound it created hollow and tinny, like

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An Hour Past My Bedtime by Francine Witte

Me and Shady Granger playing grownup. Me and he. Just past 12 years old. Me chugging an empty whiskey bottle and him fake-smoking a cigarette. Pretending we are like our own parents. His family came from over there. Forbidden part of town. Part of town where the poor folks live, my daddy always said, and

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Remember That Time We Went Camping in the Lake District? by Giles Montgomery

There’s something about the sound of a tent zip ripping into the pre-dawn stillness as you push your way out, stiff and bleary, cupping a yawn and blinking away the crusty bits. Rude, raw country air rushes in for a hug and now you’re awake, drinking in the sight of lush, dewy grass descending gracefully

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