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Monsters

They pulled into the hotel parking lot a little after five. Junie had three bags full of clothes for three nights, and her stuffed rabbit Omar stuffed into the pocket of her pink and white sweatshirt. His head hung out … Continue reading

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Great Falls

(edited and revised) On Friday afternoon I kiss Annie Dutchmen in the dark corner between the water fountain and the band room. Her lips are soft and sticky and taste like cotton candy. She’s my first girlfriend and everyone agrees … Continue reading

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Fight or Flight

Ever since childhood, buses have made me carsick. It doesn’t matter if I’m on board for five minutes or five hours, I will spend the journey curled at the waist, trying to suppress the roiling waves of nausea that inevitably … Continue reading

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Anemone

We went to Monterey the weekend after our six-month anniversary. As soon as we arrived, Chloe begged that we go to the beach. I was tired after a long Friday and driving three hours down the coast, but Chloe insisted. … Continue reading

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Bonfire

I sleep most of the day. At four o’clock I finally roll out of bed. My head is splitting. I think about calling Chris, but after checking my phone to see if he’s called me (no) I just pull on … Continue reading

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Dreamer

No one understands the power of dreams better than the old and the sick. They left him here twelve years ago, after the doctor said he had less than a year to live. Since then he’s defied all expectations, saving … Continue reading

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Seven Weeks

When I open my eyes, sunlight is filtering through the greasy window above my head. I take a breath, and immediately regret opening my mouth. The air is thick and heavy with the sleep of fourteen people crammed into an … Continue reading

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