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The Handyman by Lucille Bellucci

They come, some on canes or walkers, hopeful, tired, tentative, and my job is to hook up their TVs and hang pictures and most times I talk to them and say I’m Andrew, call me for anything you might need. Many don’t say much and […]

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Visitor by Mary Corbin

I wasn’t there very long. What’s funny is, I’ve been here, a place I didn’t even want to go, for longer. I hated saying goodbye to everyone but it wasn’t up to me. It was just time to go. You can’t stay in one place […]

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Automatic Stop by J.M. Landon

His reflection in the passenger side mirror revealed a profound impatience with the slow trickle of the gas pump. I imagine he was itching for it to finish so that he could feel alright about lighting up. He probably would’ve already been about halfway through […]

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Too Many Boxes by Andrei Preda

Alexander stirs, hesitant to meet the golden light streaming in through the large bay windows and gracing his eyelids. He knows that the moment he opens his eyes, reality will hit him over the head with a brick. He knows that he’ll find himself in […]

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Loyal by Laura Valeri

My father and mother: married fifty years, divorced five. My father’s long-ago sweetheart; a letter, a short-lived affair. He gives her half of his money and the beach-front condo. He moves into a smaller one in the same neighborhood. He can see her building from […]

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