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The girls trickle in one at a time, congregating for their customary visitation. My friends keep their distance even though I’d gladly have them close. The sullen expressions and awkward silence feel wrong. Words come slowly: first regrets, then jokes and memories of better times. I love their laughter but prefer their silence. I’m still the glue […]

Human Interest (Flash Fiction)

He sets the toys carefully aside on the floor, revealing the shotgun hidden beneath them. His fingerprints paint red smudges as he brushes the doll’s synthetic curls and remembers the little girl who called her baby. His shirt sticks to his wound. He’s tired from the walk but numb to the pain. It’s probably too […]