The Face of Don Tonio
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I On one side of the curtain was the heat of carnival; sawdust and hay, manure and sweat. A spotlight in the heights shone through the hungry dust. Night enveloped the troupe, and the sounds of drawn breath erupted from …

THE ANTI-SOUL, Chapter 1
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Beirut, Lebanon 1982 As Karim handed Madam Nezrallah her change, her father, Akem, said, “This time it is different. This time it will not stop.” The tiny, wizen-faced woman counted the few coins before dropping them into her black cloth …

The Quarry
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A few years ago I heard about a man who was shot dead in a disused quarry in Belfast. He was a Catholic civilian shot dead by the UDA. I used to go for walks there. I knew the quarry …

Next time I’ll fight
3 votes, average: 3.00 out of 53 votes, average: 3.00 out of 53 votes, average: 3.00 out of 53 votes, average: 3.00 out of 53 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5    3.0/5
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“Please!” a strong voice shouted in my head. With a scream, I woke up. Gasping for air I stood up beside my bed. “What the fuck happened here?!” I told myself while looking in my room. It was a mess. …

Watching…Waiting
3 votes, average: 3.33 out of 53 votes, average: 3.33 out of 53 votes, average: 3.33 out of 53 votes, average: 3.33 out of 53 votes, average: 3.33 out of 5    3.3/5
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Have you ever wondered why you feel like someone is watching you while you while you are just minding your own business but when you turn around no one is there? I had that feeling one time and almost paid …

Burnt Church
2 votes, average: 3.00 out of 52 votes, average: 3.00 out of 52 votes, average: 3.00 out of 52 votes, average: 3.00 out of 52 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5    3.0/5
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She was sophisticated, poised, and cultured. In retrospect, this should have made them suspicious. A teacher like her should be presiding over a girl’s school in London or New York, not seeking a position in a small town in Georgia. …

The Hand
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This is true, I swear. I am convinced our house is haunted. As a child, I would see things. Not giant monsters that wanted to eat me, but floating orbs and strange, unidentified voices. And so did everyone else in …