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    • Fort Stockton Blues
    • Fort Stockton Blues

      Fiction
      It was Christmas Eve, 1971, and we were freezing and scared. The sun had dropped below the wind-scrubbed range, and with it our prospects…
    • Hidden View
    • Hidden View

      Fiction
      In the new spring green one year, my life cleft in two. The break happened as simply as walking across a brook, wandering through…
    • Bloomsbury Heads West
    • Bloomsbury Heads West

      Short fiction
      We found her beneath the old footbridge at the western crook of our farm, diary splayed over one knee, scribbling away as she watched…
    • Havazik
    • Havazik

      Short Story
      When you arrive, Ramon is busy by your father’s bed. He wheels aside the table, pulls the walker into place. It’s the second time…
    • Homesick
    • Homesick

      A graphic short story
      Click here to see the whole story. "Homesick" appears in the center spread of the 12.19.07 issue of Seven Days. It looks fantastic in…
    • An Arm and a Leg
    • An Arm and a Leg

      Short Story
      After bugging me for years, my right hand finally decided to kill me. It wrapped around my neck like a python while I slept,…
    • Breakfast with Chump

      Short Story
      John and Happy had lived together for five years. They were very busy people. They lived in the suburbs and worked in the city and…
    • Mother's Day

      Short Story
      They're good boys, but that doesn't mean I owe them squat. Certainly not a puppy, even though they're the perfect age for a puppy. That's…
    • The Hand

      Short Story
      Monday, December 6, 7:14 a.m. Happy birthday to me. It's been a good year. I'm feeling feisty and go-getting in that über rriot-babe sort of…
    • On Watch

      Short Story
      The day before Sharon's mother's funeral, rusty water fell from the ceiling onto the kitchen table. "The house itself is weeping," She thought. But it…
    • The Boy Can't Help It

      4+4 Fiction
      TALK ABOUT TEMPTATION. "Excuse me?" "Temptation. The things that make you want to . . ." Barbara Walters leaned forward six inches ". . .…
    • A Flying Leap

      4+4 Fiction
      TALK ABOUT TEMPTATION. Unless I misread the body language -- and I'd always been pretty good at reading body language -- my interview subject was…
    • On the Couch

      4+4 Fiction
      "TALK ABOUT TEMPTATION", the President's analyst instructed. George shifted uncomfortably on the couch. "You want me to talk about temptations? Sure, I get 'em all…
    • Only Looking

      4+4 Fiction
      TALK ABOUT TEMPTATION. When I got home from hauling logs out of the forest on a sled, my calves burning and my eyes tearing, I…
    • Full Fathom Five

      4+4 Fiction
      GEORGE'S NOSE WAS OUT OF JOINT. You're shittin' me, was the first thing he said when he stepped onto the boat and found out we…
    • Just Visiting

      4+4 Fiction
      GEORGE'S NOSE WAS OUT OF JOINT. "What do you mean, Nate's not here?" he wheezed, straining to peer into the apartment over Ella's shoulder. "Where…
    • Call Me Galatea

      Short Story
      Danny Celaski was eighteen and finishing his GED when he met Serena Baumeister. He worked at Starbucks, where they had hired him because he was…
    • Short-Order Fiction

      Quick lines from Vermont writers
      Shorts are what you think of wearing in hot weather, and frankly, we like reading shorts, too. So we assigned small stories -- no more…

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