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Tropical Trouble by Chris Nichols

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The heat is oppressive, soaking the citizens in mops of sweat. Water is scarce and the poetry runs dry. Dehydration sets in. Lack of water will do funny things to a man, make… Continue reading

Eloise by Christine Arumainayagam

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Her parents never slapped her, never raised a fist at her, never yelled at her so loud the spiders were shaken off the ceiling. But they didn’t exactly take care of her, either.… Continue reading

The Taste of Salt by Alex Schreiber

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When I was young, my father warned me in a hushed voice about the dangers of the sea. “Be careful and respectful of the sea,” he’d tell me, “but don’t fear it. The… Continue reading

McLeod’s Maidens by Beatrice Bowlby

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I know rain and punching waves. The salt swells, only letting up when the skies do. The brackish water of the loch demands that my withering rock disintegrate down to the depths of… Continue reading

Michael by Isabella Valdez

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My brother died in a field. He was ten years old and alone, wandering somewhere between my grandma’s and aunt’s houses in Bronson, Southern Michigan. My parents used to drive us there every… Continue reading