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Mercy by Christian Davies 



I watched the woman weeping and could only remember her first name, which was Mary. When I asked Bart what Mary’s last name was he could only remember that she liked to have her shoulders bit when he had her at the Rooster. Bart said she was the only woman he’d ever been with that wanted her shoulders bit. He said women liked to have other things bit but normally not their shoulders.…READ MORE
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Young Hero by Shane Langnes



With his butler gone and his alien past revealed, the boy is sent to an orphanage where he discovers his powers. The ability to see the next morning is one of the first powers which, after a few late night predictions, compels the corrupt owners of the Orphanage to attempt to exploit him for profit. Their hopes are dashed when they discover that he can only predict what happens the next morning if the weather is perfect; in all other cases the predictions are incorrect. Infuriated, the orphanage supervisor beats him, causing his next power to emerge: the ability to sneak away silently during a full moon.

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by Colleen Kimsey



The last time the lights go out, I take my backpack and begin to walk. You aren’t my destination, but when my feet find the familiarity of your green concrete doorstep, there is only a moment of you peering behind a dim door crack before you slip out and follow me into the growing darkness.

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From the Desk of Theron L. Pritchet, M.D., Ph.D.
WHAT FOLLOWS are several excerpts of letters written by and interviews conducted with members of the DeGiacomo family. I am currently assessing their states of mind as an expert witness for an upcoming trial against Benjamin Roosevelt DeGiacomo. These are portions of the meetings and writings I have so far found most valuable.…READ MORE
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Baby, Be by Philip Swann



You see Mr Barnes peeking out from the net curtain, and he sees you, and he looks dismayed as his wife closes the gate behind her. Mrs Barnes crosses the road with such elegance; she could be a ballerina. She watches you more than the traffic, they can’t touch her; they can’t catch the pirouettes of her body. Cars roll by with their accustomed morning groans and you play the game your father taught you: ‘now listen love, listen to the engine and tell me, is that petrol or is it diesel?’ Father worked as an engineer and he wished you to follow him to the murky depths of oil and pistons and the nameless array of devices that could tear a body from its limbs. Such thoughts were the damnation of his dream. Poor father.

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Incident Recap, in Detached Report by Kyle Sundby
SHELLY IS BOUND and tied.Douglas was earlier spotted naked, he may have been killed and he may be responsible for the death of another. The situation is unclear; further reports are necessary.The William Wenzel is in dire need of repairs. …READ MORE
The Cruise by Blaise Lucey 



The boat set sail early in the morning, on a summer day. Mark boarded it first. His wife, Linda, followed. The children came last, jostling each other other in their excitement."Stop that," Mark said to them, embarrassed.They either didn’t hear him or they ignored him. Tom pushed Alice and Alice pushed Tom. Tom was about to push Alice again, giggling, but Mark caught his wrist. “God damnit,” Mark said. “I said stop it.” He shook Tom for a few seconds and then released him.

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