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Grandmother walking with her grandson

An Unobstructed View

Terrified of spending the weekend with her 4-year-old grandson, Miriam has a surprise planned that’s sure to win the coddled child’s affection. Too bad the surprise also means a bad scare for grandma. ... More
Buddha in the sand

The Other Sock

In a short story that is part riddle and part romance, two Zen Buddhists compete for the attention of one woman. ... More
Boy with Hula Hoop

The Hula-Hoop Heart

A tween-age crossing guard faces deceit and a couple of crooked hall monitors in a hard-boiled scuffle for playground justice. ... More
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How Voter-Gunknut Became 99.8% Jail

An island community of buck-naked crab-catching “savages” is visited by a king’s emissary determined to imprison them all for the most nefariously innocuous of crimes. A battle of wills, a beach incarceration, and a potluck supper ensue. ... More
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Joe’s Coffee House

An all-night coffee house, a trunk full of stolen guns, and a briefcase full of cash. But what’s really going on in Jack Bristow’s short story “Joe’s Coffee House”? ... More
Wedding Rings on a wooden table

The Forever Choice

One woman, two rings, and Arianne must choose between rich world-traveling engineer Armand or hometown beat reporter Joe. Will she choose love or money? ... More
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Opuntia

Rich just wanted to buy some flowers for his girl, but in the course of helping him find the right gift, saleswoman Jeredean found her old self instead. ... More
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The Eyes of Thomas Andrews

John’s scale replica of the RMS Titanic was almost perfect, but the strange messages he receives over the radio may mean that it’s more than just a model. ... More
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Fiction by Dalton Trumbo

Rooting for Bryan Cranston for the Oscar win? Before settling in to watch the 2016 Academy Awards, brush up on fiction by Dalton Trumbo (played by Best Actor nominee Cranston in Trumbo) from our archive: “Darling Bill—” by Dalton Trumbo   April 20, 1935 A love-struck Congressman’s secretary sends an errant press release that leads […] ... More
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