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Month: June 2016

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Happy Birthday, Joshie by Donald Jacob Uitvlugt

    Usually Rachel Harding did not want to go to her brother Joshie’s birthday party. This year was different. She had finally figured out what to get him. Rachel made sure her parents did not see the change in her. She took as long in the shower as she usually did. She hesitated between two dresses before deciding on […]

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Pruning The Garden by David M. Hoenig

“Won’t you tell me about the girls who have passed, Lily?  No one else is willing to say anything.”  The speaker was a brunette, dressed in a dark red and black corset with stockings and garters, and she sat at one of the saloon tables with a blonde girl wearing a similar costume in white and pale green.  Both her […]

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Lost In The Dark by Matt Michaelis

  The road curved through the swamp.  Headlights preceded the car as it careened over the asphalt, faster than the signs would allow it. “Slow down, John, you’re going too fast!” “We have to get to my parents’ house tonight, Sue.  We can’t afford a hotel room.” “We won’t make it if you slide off the road and into a […]

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Deadman’s Tome LIVE @ 10PM CST

Mr. Deadman interviews David Wright, author of Babel Frequency – a short, dark and horrific depiction of a society robbed of all memory, and talks about his upcoming work, inspiration, and other projects. https://www.spreaker.com/embed/player/standard?episode_id=8848888&autoplay=false Stick around for the post show at 11PM as Mr. Deadman interviews LK Scott, author of Snoflower – a horrific short about an infidelity of a […]

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The Boxer by Charles Gramlich

  The Boxer sits on his stool in the corner of the ring. He sits hunched, eyes closed. He can’t hear the crowd, though they must be near. All that his ears register is the rasp in his throat and the thunder-boom of his heart. The Boxer’s arms lie heavy across his legs, and the legs tremble from the weight. […]

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I See Your Night, and Raise You Hell by Charles Gramlich

  I was crossing the University of Arkansas campus at Fayetteville with my wife, Rachel, when a young male student approached us and said something weird. It was Saturday and there weren’t many people around. Just a few moments before, I’d found one of those squirt-flowers like clowns often wear. It lay on the ground like a yellow sunflower with […]

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Touch Me, I’m Sick by Mark Slade

  It was never about love for Mike and Carrie. It was always about sex. Where ever they found themselves, the attraction was so strong that they couldn’t keep their hands off of each other. Dropping their kids off to school, Carrie would climb into Mike’s Classic ’66 Dart and they would pull around the school—behind the chain link fence […]

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Snowed In by Matt Michaelis

    “Any change?” She didn’t answer.  Not because she was trying to assess the situation, but because any answer would be admitting that it was hopeless.  The snow piled against the windows, and there was no sign of it melting.  They still had a small woodpile in the house, and the chimney was blessedly uncovered, so they had a […]

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Over The Threshold by Jim Lee

  The Nation was in turmoil—felt simultaneously threatened and neglected, from within and from without. To some it seemed it had always been and always would be so.   But for now the four young people allowed themselves pride in their accomplishment and hope for the future. They all came from the same poor rural District; had been friends since […]