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The Hair Monsters

“Do you know about the hair, Mom?” Fred asked. “Um, I guess so?” She looked a question at Dad, who just shrugged. She ate her mashed potatoes. “The hair that gets all over the house, that gets swept up.” “It … Continue reading

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Barakha’s Laughter

Barakha, god of storm and sheep, herds the clouds across the sky and brings us their rains, as well as guiding us with the lightning. One day as the god herded a great flock of clouds, the trickster god Seshe … Continue reading

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In the Near-Pitch Dark

“Bloody Mary.” Jane had turned out the lights, closed the blinds, and closed the door. Ana and Demetria waited outside. “Bloody Mary.” She’d wanted do it all together. She was afraid, she admitted. But Ana said it only worked if … Continue reading

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It’s Raining Peanuts

“Huh.” Jenine stuck out her hand. “It’s raining peanuts.” Another peanut struck her hand and she yanked it back under the store awning, shaking it. “That stings. Why is it raining peanuts?” Nick shrugged. “Dunno. Probably God wants to kill … Continue reading

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In the Way Back

“I thought you said the permanent markers were in the kitchen junk drawer?” Hasina fished around in the mess of odds and ends. “They are,” Jiro said. “Try farther in the back.” Hasina pulled the drawer farther. “There they are. … Continue reading

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This Is Good Chocolate

“Wow, this chocolate is really good!” Kendrick broke off another square and closed her eyes to savor the taste. “Thanks,” Rica said. “I made it myself.” Kendrick’s eyes snapped open. “That’s amazing! It’s so good. Where did you get the … Continue reading

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Cronus and Rhea

Cronus looked down at the child in Rhea’s arms, already soaking through its swaddle. “I never thought a baby would look so… delicious.” “What was that, dear? You’re muttering again.” “Nothing, sweetie.” Predictably, Rhea was upset when their son disappeared. … Continue reading

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Houseplane

“The whole house is a plane!” Ollie said, swinging his arms wide. I smiled. A warm breeze blew from the lake up through the trees, and only a motor from the distant road reminded me that anyone outside our cabin … Continue reading

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To Walk

He wanted to walk, so he walked. “You’ll get tired and wish you hadn’t gone so far,” the said. He didn’t get tired. “You’ll get homesick,” they said. “Once you’ve been away too long, you’ll come back.” It turned out … Continue reading

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But Flatter

“I’m tired of following this human around,” said the shadow. “It’s stupid.” “Bored?” asked the other shadow. “Yeah, they do tend to do the same stuff over and over.” “It’s not boredom!” If they hadn’t been speaking in shadow-voices, which … Continue reading

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