Tom Baragwanath

February 19, 2018

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Sweetest Girl Descending Through the doors of the theatre walks a young man holding a cake. The cake is banana with chocolate-coffee icing, and is kept, for reasons of presentation and general welfare, inside a yellow plastic box. It is his second ever cake, and he carries it not without a small sense of pride. […]

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A. Elizabeth Herting

February 12, 2018

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Two Days Gone Father Charles held the precious bread high over his head, eyes closed in reverence, reciting the Communion ritual. The comforting words washed over him as he replayed the agonizing morning over again in his mind. “The body of Christ.” A voice had reached out to him in the Confessional booth, a nervous […]

Fred Vogel

February 5, 2018

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Dreamer As he watched the sparkling crystal ball descend in Times Square on his teeny TV in his tiny apartment, Jake Littleberry was unsure what the New Year would be ringing in. Or even if he wanted to be a part of whatever it was it was ringing in. He had made enough failed resolutions […]

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Sarah M. Prindle

January 29, 2018

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A Viking’s Path A.D. 999     All my life I was taught to follow the ways of my people; that my life’s path was already charted in imitation of my ancestors.  I was Runa, daughter of the Norse people. As such, I had to follow my chieftain, never question the way we lived or how we treated […]

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Fred Vogel

January 22, 2018

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The Guy with the Tatted Beard The guy with the tatted beard ran the cellphone kiosk near Victoria’s Secret at the mall. The heavy gauges that shaped each ear into a figure-eight on his droopy lobes, the safety-pinned eyebrows, the nose ring attached to his upper lip by a thin gold chain, all peeked my […]

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Brett Kaplan

January 15, 2018

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Editor’s Pick A Goldfish Memory I haven’t thought about my goldfish, Frankie, in a long time. I was six-years-old when it happened, and at the time I had no idea what death was. So, when I woke up one Summer morning and found Frankie floating at the top of his bowl I thought he was […]

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Sankar Chatterjee

January 8, 2018

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A Nation’s Moral Dilemma Dr. Mark Scott, a leading neurosurgeon in a renowned medical school was catching up with his e-mails from past several hours.  His surgery team was involved in a lengthy brain surgery to save the life of a severely brain-injured young athlete.  One of the e-mails caught his sudden attention.  It was […]

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