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The Birthday

Melissa Reed | Posted 05.23.2015 | Fifty
Melissa Reed

THE BIRTHDAY by Melissa Franco Reed These days I come to New York City as infrequently as possible. When I lived here many years ago the sight of Ma...


Kathlena Contreras | Posted 02.15.2014 | Fifty
Kathlena Contreras

"Mama?" A tapping sound. "Mama, open the door. Please?" Hesitation, listening, maybe, then three sharp knocks. "Mama, please come out, please!" Dee b...

The Red River Virus

David Wildman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
David Wildman

He doesn't know how long it's been since he first squeezed his eyelids shut to double the darkness. He's been thinking about how the closing of eyes d...

Assisted Living

John Ellsworth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
John Ellsworth

You know me. I'm the old guy walking toward you on the sidewalk, a young but matronly woman by my side. Her look says she would like to take me by t...

The Lost Father

Babette Hughes | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Babette Hughes

Did this really happen? I believe so. But it really doesn't matter, not to me, because I have absorbed so many reports and whispers and been told so many confessions and recollections for so long that they have become part of me and are fixed as the moon.