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The glass storefront turns the people on the street into ghosts. It’s arid fall in New York. The gray sunshine is limitless, an ambient force that paints all objects, even the trees, the palatable and subdued hue of concrete.

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FICTION
I have lost myself at the lake where your hair got caught in the dock that night. Do you remember how we stayed up watching the stars until dawn? We were fourteen years old.
FICTION
Say, you’re listening to the news in the morning. They don’t mention snowstorms, yet they do tell you to put on snow chains if you want to drive outside the city....
FICTION
The backyards on our side of the road pitch downward to Wander Creek, a slow stream that meanders through the valley. Though a heavy storm converts it to a small lake, the houses...
FICTION
I sat on the couch with my legs together, my palms between my legs. We had Indian takeout on the coffee table, along with the broken remains of a doll my fourth grade best friend...
FICTION
Curtis was sitting in at the bar in the Hotel de la Montaigne, thinking about the last six months. It had been a long haul. It was always a long haul looking for work, especially...
FICTION
Maybe there is a God. The warm morning breeze tickles my bald scalp and ripples the acres of wheat, chasing last night’s nightmares over the rolling hills.
EDITOR'S NOTE

Everything always changes. ¶ As fiction readers, we’re given a world, a set of characters, an operant force, only to have that force disrupted. Whatever the agency of change might be—chance or epiphany or a stranger on the doorstep—all great stories hinge on transformation...

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The Empty
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The Dead Hours
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