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Top 10 Short Stories I Wish My English Teacher Had Made Me Read By Joel Fishbane  10. “The Colonel Say I Love You” by Sergei Dovlatov 9.   “Sins of the Third Age” by Nadine Gordimer 8.   “Familiar Usage in Leningrad” by Tom Cole 7.   “Novostroika” by Maria Reva 6.   “Dave Cooks the Turkey” by Stuart McLean   5.  “No One Writes to…

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Stuff By Joel Fishbane Why would anyone steal a cow-creamer? This is only one of the many things my parents have reported stolen during their fifteen years running their bed and breakfast at Niagara-on-the-Lake. Other things on the list include cutlery, books, board games, a magnetic paper clip dispenser, the…

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Leisure Suite

By K.B. Nelson Look down at the fractalflounce of my bohodress as I step throughmy day. Absurd to workin such a skirt, my officechair wheels would coil the edges upinto themselves til I’d be foundneatly bound to the chair. Swirl to the weekend beat.Sashay to the piano,take a stab at…

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Hunger

By Sheryl Guterl She shyly covers her breastwith a tattered blanket,smiles at the infant,who searches, eyes closed, mouth open,for his nourishment.she sighs when the baby latches on,and only then looks up to meet my stare. I look away, embarrassedby my bold gape,amazed at this miracle of beautyhere—in a cheap motel…

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Clover

By Ramona ScarboroughHonorable Mention in BWG’s 2020 Short Story Contest “Papi, that burro is smiling at me.” Diego’s father, Manuel, shook his head. “Burros don’t smile. Where do you get such ideas?” Diego stared at his sandal pushing dirt around on the road and didn’t answer. He wanted to say,…

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Winston

By Jeffrey Hunt The car accident was bad enough, but on top of that there was Winston. The tantrums were loud and violent, and seemingly only Bryan could stop them. Bryan couldn’t play sports, or join school clubs, or go out to movies with friends–he always needed to be nearby….

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