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Undercover Cat

Since it hit the papers, I've been looking at Minnie-Chat in a different light, reevaluating her conduct over the past fourteen years. Here's the way it alwa...

Biology

Freshman year we tried to keep our heads down or at least out of the toilets. The athletes and the beautiful girls had it different, I guess, hoping to get noti...

Tulip Time

Katie The sound of the smashing was like thunder that comes out of complete silence and snaps every nerve in your body. Amelia didn't flinch, didn't cling to...

A Good Mother

It is in the third grade that I begin to consider the possibility that Georgie will be a better writer than I am. I’m picking him up from school when he turns t...

Do You Still Skate?

She stopped in at the bakery most mornings. Always the same: ice-skates around her neck, her face flush, her hair tied loosely back. She was too distant to say ...

Snapshots

I Being a Prof's wife had its perks. So did being married to an archaeologist. Agatha Christie’s supposed to have said that her archaeologist husband was more ...

Charon at the Junkets

McKenna Bybee, eaten alive, Evening Flyer (USA, 2012). Following the rising of the dead, a handful of survivors search for a train rumored to be carrying the li...

The Lover

Janice Janice was growing tired of losing her friends and lovers to bigger and better things than herself. But by the time she recognized the pattern, she ha...

Feeding The Dead

The blight had come and then come back, and the first year was terrible but only the beginning. The shellfish were lost when the ocean brought a red tide, and t...