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Milk Cow by Nazia Kamali

Fahad entered the dressing room, the ringing applause of the audience still echoing in his mind. He had won the fourth tournament this year. Everyone celebrated his victory, everyone but one person. He took his phone out of the locker and dialed Mili’s number. It went straight to the voice mail. He flung the phone

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Pong by Jerome Berglund

Jerome Berglund, recently nominated for the Touchstone awards and Pushcart Prize, has many haiku, haibun and haiga exhibited and forthcoming online and in print, most recently in the Asahi Shimbun, Bottle Rockets, Frogpond, and Modern Haiku. His first full-length collection of poetry Bathtub Poems was just released by Setu Press.

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Cahokia by Robert Pettus

Prologue There weren’t always dragons in the valley. For the last few centuries, they had been merely folk legend; awareness of their previous, mighty existence only creeping subtly into the local psyche upon the unearthing of a new boneyard, which hadn’t happened in as long as Tsula could remember, and he was becoming an old

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Love Talk by Justin Aylward

‘I have no idea what language they’re speaking,’ Emily said. ‘No, but they sound happy,’ Burke responded. Plates clanged all around them, and the tinkling of wine glasses singed the air with a note of oppression. There must have been a hundred diners crammed into the restaurant. The bickering couple were seated two tables away,

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Alexa by Eric Lande

Before Roger opened the door to our house, he heard my screaming. When he walked in, I looked as though I had just finished running a marathon, sweat pouring off my face onto my soaked lululemon outfit, my hair stringy and matted to my skull, my nails clawed—ready to tear. “What’s wrong, Casa?” he asked.

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