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Carnage at the Fat-Man Ballet — Chris Cascio

Carnage at the Fat-Man Ballet — Chris Cascio

We were on our way—three generations of Killino men stuffed into a subcompact Ford, en route to do what Killino men do best: eat and drink and watch other men beat each other’s brains in. Dad and I hadn’t been to a live wrestling show…

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The Endless Orange Skies — Devon Ross

The Endless Orange Skies — Devon Ross

Only sometimes did he dream about the war, about Camp Enari and the vast mountains of Pleiku where a woman named Mai pushed a peddler’s cart, canopied with oblong bananas and steaming pots of Cao Lau noodles. Mai gifted her food to Sidney and the…

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Three Romances — C. D. Lewis

Three Romances — C. D. Lewis

One night, as we lie in bed, sleep close on the horizon, Simon whispers, “Truth or dare?”“Truth,” I say.“Truth. Do you ever prefer fantasizing to sex?”“Sometimes,” I say, yawning, nosing into him.“Follow up.”“I don’t think you get ‘follow-ups’ in Truth or Dare,” I tell his…

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We Are the Bobcats — Jackie Mohan

We Are the Bobcats — Jackie Mohan

It was all over Facebook. Peter’s profile had become a memorial of posts he would never read, more posts than he had ever gotten on any birthday. The messages were personal, emotional. We felt indecent reading some of them, as if a neighbor had forgotten…

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Treehouses – Matt Rowan

It started with just one treehouse. “For the boy,” our neighbor Darren O’Donnell had said, tersely. Trees surrounded his home, though, and each one was sturdy enough to support a treehouse. We figured things had gotten away from him, from Darren, in terms of logic…

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