Winter 2016 - Fiction

 
     
   
 

Ricky Cox
Off the Road

Charlie was foolish over trucks. Liked to see his name on the side of a bunch of trucks lined up down the road. Probably would've had his name painted on the sides of a bunch of wheel chairs parked up and down the hall of that nursing home...

 
     
   
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Ilana Masad
Playground Man

That slide, it's always yellow, always been yellow ever since they stopped making them out of metal and started making them out of plastic. There are two turns in that slide, tight ones, and I wonder whether they take you by surprise every time or whether the kids know those turns like a pilot knows his wingspan…

 
     
   
 

Steve Young
Count Rumford

After Bob hung up he turned thoughtful and stroked his stubble. A phone call from the Senator was a rare event, never to be lightly dismissed...

 
     
   
 


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