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Geri’s Hands

By JL Higgs The sound of children’s voices in the salt sea air was what drew Geri toward the window overlooking the park. Easing between the paintings, drawings, and sculptures crammed into her 2nd floor studio, she halted in front of the slightly open window. Across the street, children in colorful protective winter clothing dotted the …

Inside Scarlet

By Joseph Szewczyk (TW) It’s painful to have your veins collapse. I read this one book written by a heroin junkie; he said as much. I never did heroin, but with all the blows to the body, the blocking with my arms and knees, I can sympathize. You feel like all of the life is …

The Spike 0.3_unrequited

By LR Fletcher Sophie hesitates just inside the bar’s entrance, unsure how she’ll recognise her date. She hasn’t seen Ashton since they were eight, and his Facebook profile photo was less than helpful – she couldn’t even tell which of the three awkwardly-posing graduates was him. But, going on what her mum said, he should …

Learning the Language

By Melinda Bailey At eleven months, she still had the cleft—wide enough to cover the roof of her mouth. “That’s a very small cleft,” the surgeon said but when he saw the look on the feeding specialist’s face, he looked again. “I take that back. That’s the largest cleft I’ve ever seen. I didn’t know …