Fred Vogel

November 20, 2017

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Three Hours There are two black skies. One is on a moonless, starless night. The other is like today, moments before the sky will open up and pound the ground with merciless rain. I can see that black sky on the horizon, ready to cleanse the world, to wash the dirt from my soul. Tonight […]

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Patrick Trotti

November 13, 2017

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Editor’s Pick Taste the Rainbow She was eating some sort of candy. I could hear the television on in the background. I got out of bed when she began laughing. She always laughed like a hyena, cackling and obnoxiously loud with a snort at the end when she tried to catch her breath. Chelsea Handler […]

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Stephen Baily

November 6, 2017

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Asleep In the aisle, the stewardess, a trim brunette, is securing the overhead bins. You cross your fingers. The seat on your left—the window seat—is occupied by a weary blonde who’s already closed her eyes. Is it possible the seat on your right—the aisle seat—is destined to remain unfilled? When cats bark. Out of a […]

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Fred Vogel

October 30, 2017

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People Watching People watching at the mall is a lot like people watching at the airport, minus the baggage. Women strolling from store to store are unaware that they are under the watchful stare of yours truly. I am what you might call a serial people watcher. My preference is for younger women who tend […]

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Sankar Chatterjee

October 23, 2017

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Failure of “Never Again” in Modern Times David Johnson, a third-year exchange-student from US was spending a semester in the famous Jawar Lal Nehru University in New Delhi, India.  He was taking courses in eastern religion, philosophy and non-violence movement.  The country just elected a new prime minister who campaigned on the promise of uniting […]

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Vincent Barry

October 16, 2017

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A Man of His Word     D’ja see the picture of the guy up in Canada mowing his lawn as a towering tornado loomed behind him? His wife snapped it. She didn’t say why, or whether she alerted him, only: “A tornado warning had not been issued yet.” I guess she was waiting to […]

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Sam Smith

October 9, 2017

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A Warm Welcome His temples throbbed as he lurched through the undergrowth, each step tightening his chest. Stopping to catch his breath momentarily, he leaned against a tree and scanned his surroundings for any sign of sanctuary. Nothing but dense foliage rose up to barricade him on all sides. He glanced upwards through the lattice […]

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