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Voting Day by Nils Gilbertson

It was Voting Day in Referendia, the kickoff to voting season. Luckily for the noble citizens of the nation, voting wasn’t confined to a single day, but rather, extended over several weeks. It was a glorious time when everything could be subject to a vote and everyone had to answer …

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The Cold, Hard Weight of It by James Patrick Focarile

He slapped it in my hand. My fingers wrapped around the textured grip. The weight of it pressed down on me, held me there. The allure. The promise of things to come. The cold, hard weight of it. The steel barrel shimmered in the fluorescence of a lingering streetlight.  My …

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“They weren’t open. They must have closed early.” Carol watched Stanley for a reaction but averted her eyes as he turned, not wanting to make eye contact. He might see that as a challenge, as defiance. Stanley’s face turned red signaling that the rage that was always just below the …

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