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The Other Things in the Blood

MR ADESINA, whose trousers were always dirty at the pockets and the buttocks, but still so ironed that the buttocks shone, was the inter-science and biology teacher who…

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On TV Pan Cakes Today

—TODAY, SAID FATHER DWYER FROM THE TV, his ruddy cheeks glowing, masterfully powdered up by Crisis Johnson the makeup technician, looking like a chipmunk, Today, we will learn…

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A Person

Angelina Stavela, A Person, 2016, mixed media. Cover art for armarolla issue II, summer 2018. Courtesy of the artist.   ANGELINA STAVELA is a graphic designer and illustrator…

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Patient 452

  Hôpital Universitaire de Boudevilliers Clos Fleuri Les Acacias 2043 Boudevilliers +41 44 455 22 22   Date: 12.09.2016 Patient Number: 452 000125 Patient: Kenneth Williams DOB: 01.06.1981…

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A Reasonable Investment

THE DOMOVOI sat on a shelf next to the matryoshka dolls in the duty free shop. The creature was perched atop his price tag, 150 rubles which, at…

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Dinner with my Grandparents

Murder Mile Haibun

____________________________Another day of bloodshed on Murder Mile. First on the scene to shoot was the Skull himself. Carter died of lead poisoning right away. Thoroughgood—wounded on the ground—twitched…

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Whiteout

We all came to hate the snow, even the children. There were no snowmen, no sledging, no wrapped-up long walks with hot chocolate on return. Flakes fell like…

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The Bus

The bus will swallow a lot of people A camel would have left, I’ve seen people in the bus station Patiently waiting for the bus to come, In…

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The Scavenger Thing

I’M A VULTURE. As you can tell by my long black feathers and bald, red, head, I don’t mean it in a figurative sense. Why not? Are vultures…

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