In the Luck Factory by Lorraine Schein

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In the Luck Factory by Lorraine Schein

In the Luck Factory by Lorraine Schein 1. Fortuna’s eco-correct, green canvas cornucopia spills perfect black dots onto conveyor belts of naked red ladybugs. 2. The elephant-god forges silver horseshoes, flings one with his trunk to test on Buddha’s head— 3. Clank. Around Gautama’s neck! He grins, and spins his karmic wheel. 4. The dolphins

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Bluebeard Contented by B. Gordon

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Bluebeard Contented by B. Gordon

Bluebeard Contented by B. Gordon After the debacle of his latest marriage–never again would he wed a woman with brothers–Bluebeard fled the country. The duplicity of his wife had wounded his spirit worse than the swords of her brothers had wounded his body: no sooner out of his sight than she had taken the golden

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Cinderlad by Robert Borski

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Cinderlad by Robert Borski

Cinderlad or The Ugly Stepbrother’s Revenge by Robert Borski Legally, despite what the papers claim, he’s little more than a houseboy tasked with a mountain of chores each and every day; and even though that morning he spends long hours in the scullery up to his elbows in pot water, he still smells of char

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Frog Prince by Robert Borski

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Frog Prince by Robert Borski

Frog Prince by Robert Borski Perhaps he merely lacks in self-confidence. Perhaps she will not mind the webbed toes and jade skin. Perhaps she’s too modern a girl to believe the old canard about the prop- agation of warts from a single caress. Perhaps she prefers her consorts small. To be sure, glimpsed from his

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Ambrosia and the Beast by Bruce Woods

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Ambrosia and the Beast by Bruce Woods

Ambrosia and the Beast by Bruce Woods Even the most well-meaning of laws can have unfortunate consequences; and few would argue the intent of legislation designed to feed the needy. In fact, the law itself was probably unnecessary; with so many hungry, throwing away food was more than illegal, it was just bad public relations.

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Mrs. Mud’s brush with Death by Troy Morash

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Mrs. Mud’s brush with Death by Troy Morash

Mrs. Mud’s brush with Death by Troy Morash One day while the sun was beaming with all its might, Mrs. Mud was in her beloved kitchen peeling apples for an apple pie. After finishing she decided to taste one and because she had such a big mouth she threw it in whole. Naturally after a

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