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Horses on trading cards
Trading Cards

In this short story, 6-year-old Mary learns that life is not as predictable as a game of cards.... More

The Lovely Kisselthwist

In this unusual love story by Karen Heuler, two inspectors encounter the mysterious Kisselthwist, neither an insect nor a spider, and unknowingly bring the bug... More

On Record

Most of Bruno’s neighbors would agree that Sonny Bumbass had to die — or at least Bruno thinks they would. New crime story by William... More

Big People Day

Left home alone on a rainy day, a little boy imagines what it’s like to be one of the “big people.”... More

A Wedding in Heidelberg

In this historical fiction by S. Nadja Zajdman, relief workers, soldiers, and refugees gather for a Jewish wedding in the American-occupied zone of post-war Germany.... More

Two Boats

After years of harbor duty, a ferry's captain is drawn to the open sea when a beautiful two-masted schooner sails in from the west.... More

The Three of Us

Laurie thought she knew everything about Paula, the brilliant and beautiful ex-wife of her fiancé, John.... More

Coney Island Illustration

On a trip to Coney Island, an alienated father and son renew their bond.... More

Party of Two

When a world-weary, middle-aged couple witnesses a young pair kissing in a restaurant booth, it stirs memories of first love and lost love.... More

Man and Woman Sharing a Laugh at the Office
Only Balonely

Dan loves his routine. But when the new office clerk Barbara begins to notice him, he realizes he just might be ready for some change.... More


An impending layoff threatens a couple’s happiness at Christmas time. Will a touch of nostalgia bring the two together again?... More

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