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A Coho in Ontario

The night was heavy and the cold crushed his lungs, like being buried alive by a thousand wet blankets. Liam’s sweat froze on his face and in his hair, but he didn’t dare slow down to wipe. He had to get past the wall, and across the border before the drones made another round. The […]

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Lottery

A dream, she thought, if I pinch myself, I’ll wake up. But she didn’t want to wake up. She needed this world where she just won three million dollars! The faceless security men, dressed all in black, burst out of their trucks. Two of them grabbed her arms. She squirmed and wrenched but their grips […]

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Summer and Shaggydog May Never Die

Those who know me know the seething rage I have at times with Game of Thrones. It’s not that I dislike the show (well Seasons 2 through 5 can go in the garbage), it’s that I know it could be so much better than mere “entertainment.” The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. […]

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Rex

The black liquid seeped out of the pit we were going to bury Rex in and soon enough we forgot the dead dog and started writing all the ways we’d spend the money. First on our list was to buy Ma a new house. A huge house that’d show her all she meant to us. […]

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Loathed Characters #24 Stannis Baratheon

In many great stories there is a character that fans will go to war over. Someone about whom everyone has an opinion. A character that rends the fan base in two, creating new battle lines where they’ve never existed before. Fans typically aligned with their favorite houses: Stark, Targaryen, Baratheon, Lannister, etc. But over the […]

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Valley of Dry Bones

I scratched dirt out from under the wig my son of a bitch husband hated. It’s the same cocoa color my real hair was, but he had left all the same. What man leaves a woman after four years for shaving her head? It’s fine, my dreams said he wasn’t the one anyways. Willie’s a […]