Dissecting Angels by Mason Koa
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by literallystories2014
19h ago
When hunting season started, my brother Isaac and I brought out the Remington and shot down angels by the creek. We’d descend the hill at dawn and lug back the carcasses in the evening. We bottled the blood for chapels and sold the bones for change to research teams on the black market. Whatever was ..read more
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Literally Reruns – Swan River Daisy by Tom Sheehan
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by ireneallison12
19h ago
This is the second time around for Swan River Daisy by Tom Sheehan as a rerun. It originally appeared in 2015 then was first rerun in 2018. The debut year is close to the beginning of the site and the second is from the earliest weeks of this feature. And yet no matter how much ..read more
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Week 489 – Constants, Next Year Hopefully And Spreading The Bad!
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by gwencron
19h ago
Well hello there peeps and all old China’s!! Here we are at the exciting Week 489. …Well, that may be a bit of an exaggeration, so I’ll start again. Here we are at week 489. This week a comment between us made me consider this. What is worse, sending in, let’s say thirty submissions and ..read more
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Lava’s Bar by Marisa Mangani
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by literallystories2014
3d ago
Sarah parked in the small lot beside Lava’s Bar on Lower Main not knowing what to expect. The ancient and industrial part of Wailuku looked the same as it had when she was a kid: non-descript dingy buildings, narrow alleys with the odd apartment sprinkled in, a snuffling dog on the corner. Despite the post-sunset ..read more
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The Great Factory Reset by Elijah Trew (adult content)
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by literallystories2014
6d ago
I snapped out of my punk junkie scum phase, the night I had a panic attack waiting for a taxi at four a.m. in Belfast city. Firmly locked into a verbal prison with 3 old crusted men who deemed my level of, “soundness” by the cut of my ability to remain aware of the close ..read more
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The Ghosts of Their Daughters by Veera Laitinen
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by literallystories2014
1w ago
Näkki is a mythical creature from Finnish folklore, often described as a water sprite or demon. Näkki is said to dwell in murky waters and drown any human that crosses its path. When you see Näkki for the first time, you think of your sisters. But not those of your own blood. No, you think ..read more
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Roar by Streya Smith
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by literallystories2014
1w ago
Ashara dragged the tip of her staff through wet sand, carving out magical symbols. Her hands trembled as she clutched the polished beech. One careless line could have disastrous consequences for the spell, but she was running out of time. The sea stretched out to the horizon, met so seamlessly by the cloudless sky she couldn’t see ..read more
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Auld author – On the Beach by Nevil Shute
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by ireneallison12
1w ago
This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a whimper. The TS Eliot quotation is appropriate here. As time passes some books become better known for their film counterparts than as novels–as it is with Nevil Shute’s On the Beach. Yet despite some here and there details, the film remains faithful ..read more
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Week 488: The Classics and “Hey, the teacher smells like beer.”
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by ireneallison12
1w ago
But First a Special Announcement The Special Announcement: Our Sunday features continue to thrive, especially the long standing rerun and the relatively new interview segment. And what we call the Auld Author has done well, but we feel that restricting it to the fairly obscure and/or nearly forgotten is unfair to well known works, which ..read more
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Sana in Pieces by Luna Moore Latorre
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by literallystories2014
1w ago
Diana Villanueva wanted to be the fastest runner in fifth grade, so her older sister, Sana, agreed to give her her feet. She pulled the butcher knife out of the top left kitchen drawer and gazed at her reflection in its blade— a wavy, dark tendril fell into her eyes. Sana tucked it behind her ..read more
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