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The Arrangement

Juan Felipe Guerrero de Ortega, only son of El Primadór, was thirty-six years old when his marriage to Marta Sánchez was announced. Marta was the daughter of Hector and Isabela Sánchez, the most affluent family in Tierra de Pluma. She was just … Continue reading

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Truth and Consequence

“Better to be slapped with the truth than kissed with a lie.”                                  ~ Russian Proverb I hate the sight of blood. It makes me nauseous, so … Continue reading

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Demons and Angels

The roar of the engine was something unholy. It wasn’t particularly loud; it just caught my attention, as if it had reached inside me and was trying to snatch a part of my soul. I was drawn to the sound … Continue reading

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Golden Scars

Once upon a time, there was an elderly lady who lived in utter poverty. She purchased everything she owned from second hand shops where people often leave surprising things. A beautiful antique chair she’d found stood in a corner of … Continue reading

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My Pearls

On the ocean’s floor, nestled against a rock, in a cluster of seaweed and grey barnacled companions, an oyster filters the life-giving currents for nourishment. In its hunger, it opens its shell to expose its sensitive inner nature to the … Continue reading

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Twenty-Seven

On January 14th, Adam Drake at 1 Story A Week posted a story called Most Guys, in which his protagonist (now lovingly named Adam), promised his date, Emma, that third dates with him were epic. I suggested it would be fun … Continue reading

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Protected: Afflictions of the Skin

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Tunnels in the Hay

We lived, really, like right on the edge of the country. It was only two miles in to Jessi’s house in town, and only blocks from there to school. You would never have known it to look out our door. Jessup’s Seed Farm, a … Continue reading

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Starving

I’m hungry, Mother. Look at me. See what condition I am in? Emaciated, shriveled for how you have starved me. Feed me, Mother! I beg of you: give me nourishment. Is it not enough you have banished me to loneliness … Continue reading

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The Waiting Room

After two consecutive nights, there wasn’t any doubt in his mind. Peter closed his eyes, confident she would be there this time. Sleep came easily, in spite of his racing thoughts. This time, before the sounds of the cars passing … Continue reading

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