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Long Gone

A homeless drifter dodges storms from Mother Nature and his fellow man in pursuit of happiness, or at least a good buzz. New short story by Timothy Tocher. ... More
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The Humvee

A young mother’s perspective changes after she takes a ride in a sand coated U.S. Army Humvee with a decorated lieutenant colonel. ... More
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The Cryptozoologist

A man writes to his brother of his adventure tracking the Sasquatch with a dozen other cryptozoologists in this epistolary fiction by Alexander Danner. ... More
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Worth

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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Nurse Ingrid

Beth, a recently widowed mother of two, and her friends Sunniva and Dana see a business opportunity in thrift store underwear. ... More
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The Obsession

When Mr. King finally finds the perfect piano at an antique shop, he decides to bite the bullet and buy it. Unfortunately, the cost of the piano includes the angry force that is waiting for him at home–Mrs. King. ... More
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Margaret’s Hero

Old Gus would do anything for Margaret Kindy, even buy her a pony. But when Margaret’s father gets a new job in a different state, Margaret loses her beloved pony to a very gruff and abusive farmer–unless Gus can save the day. ... More
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Uniformity

The Overton Beavers are one nail-biting game away from making the playoffs. But manager Skip’s worries about strategy and fairness of the umpires become minor when a uniform mishap forces him to make a tough call: bench his best player, or make the team play barefoot. ... More
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Tough Enough to Leave

Leah’s marriage to Neil has never been “warm,” and as Neil spends longer hours away–and possibly with someone else!–Leah decides to fill the void with Ace, a puppy she’s training to be a service dog. But it turns out the puppy isn’t the only one learning new tricks. ... More
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