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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 Burton McCormick. ... More
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The Durschlag Twins

When little suburban terrors cause a near-accident, a frustrated neighbor learns the best way to deal with ill-behaved children isn’t what he expected. ... More
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Valerie

While working as a temp in an insurance agency, an amateur-pro photographer meets Valerie, who has a proclivity for lousy choices in boyfriends. ... More
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How Will You Feel Then?

He’s coming closer now, his shoelaces trailing like alley cats behind him. I’d rather not speak to this man; I’d rather duck his gaze and sprint for the exit ... 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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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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The Middleman

Agatha and Frank have been giving each other the silent treatment for so long, even Ralph can’t remember the last time they spoke to each other instead of using him to play telephone. Until one day, Ralph decides it’s up to him to break the stalemate. ... More
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Golden Ticket

New fiction from Layla R. Kierans takes readers on a thrilling ride on the racetrack through the eyes of an eager young horse. Don’t miss the latest installment in our New Fiction Friday series! ... More
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