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“Her moodiness...” my mother says in a loud whisper to Aunt Arlene. “It’s those teenage hormones.”
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Elise finally succumbed to exhaustion just as the plane was circling Schiphol Airport. She was flying from New York to Amsterdam to visit an aging uncle. Elise had never left the U.S. before, had ... [+]

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Slomp

Mim Eichmann, ago

Ain’t no such word as “slomp” Jessey had scolded me just yesterday. But a crawdad pokin’ outta the deep mud ditch alongside the river always made kind of a slomp sound to my ears. That’s... [+]

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Mist-Ocean

Sarnier, ago

Bag over my shoulder, I turn around once more at the threshold of the crevice: this cave was my last abode. Giving it up is hard, but I don't have time to feel sad: the tide of mist crawls at my ... [+]

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Imaginarius 2017
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I don't know who started this absurd game. But ever since I was old enough to participate, this was the Christmas ritual: each guest had to tell an extraordinary story about him- or herself, true ... [+]

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Prix Saint-Valentin 2017 - Très très court
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We were a small procession of a few men and women rowing out to sea. Huddled in a fragile skiff, we floated on the waves. After passing the lighthouse, by general consent we had set a course for ... [+]

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Exile

Sonia Warczincela, ago

It was dangling there, hanging from a nail in the wall on a little copper-plated hemp string. It shone softly with a crystalline silver reflection, almost translucent. Sometimes, when through the ... [+]

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Grand Prix Hiver 2018
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