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A. L. Kaplan Wins Another Flash Fiction Challenge

A. L. Kaplan is the Readers’ Choice in this week’s Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge. The winning entry is decided by the popular vote and rewarded with a special feature on Indies Unlimited.       Don’t forget to sign up … Continue reading

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FEED THE BABIES

Crack, crack. Five eggs for her little boy sizzled as soon as they hit the butter-filled pan. Their clear gelatinous goo solidified and she pulled them off the heat. Jason liked the yolks liquid. “Morning,” said Jason. He shuffled into … Continue reading

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LITTLE SQUIRT

Chocolate, gooey caramel. My mouth almost waters. If only I could still taste that luscious candy, but the reanimated can’t do that. It wouldn’t be bad if I got out more. I mean, Grandma is great and all. She brought … Continue reading

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WHAT HAPPENED TO COURTESY?

A recent flight cross-country made we wonder what some people are thinking. In an age of electronic gismos you’d think folks would remember common courtesy, but that is far from the case. There were children on this flight and children … Continue reading

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Fledgling

Little fledgling So smart, pretty Some feathers sprout later than others Each more brilliant than the last One by one you stretch your wings Testing the wind     With tears I watch Soon you’ll fly far away Return home … Continue reading

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There’s A Hole In My Soul

There is a hole in my soul. An empty place where my friends once played. Stolen, ripped out by a stranger with a gun. Why? How could this happen? Innocent eyes, trusting, closed forever. I don’t understand. Grown-ups, once pillars … Continue reading

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