The Story of the River and Ophelia by JoSelle Vanderhooft

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The Story of the River and Ophelia by JoSelle Vanderhooft

The kid and I, we had us an arrangement from the day her boyfriend took off his socks and babbled on about handsaws and hawks. I didn’t know her too well then, I must confess. Being a stream tends to limit interpersonal interaction and inter-intelligent attraction. It’s mainly just “glub glub” and sometimes “splash!” when

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Then a millstone came along… by Mike Allen

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Then a millstone came along... by Mike Allen

So all the stories were true. Nathan stood trembling in the foyer, heart pounding a crazy tom-tom beat, staring at the space above his front door, where a millstone hung. Nothing supported it. No shelf, no chains, no bolts. It stayed flush to the wall out of sheer willpower, a white disk of rock thick

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Maiden, Mother, Crone: Fireside Views by Donna Quattrone

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Maiden, Mother, Crone: Fireside Views by Donna Quattrone

(A Cinderella Story) You’d think it would be The glass slipper she remembers, But instead it’s simply Ashes that remain; Sooty reminders To mark the growing pains of youth. And later, Flickering-flame shadows That echo the heat discovered In the unlikely arms of The gardener’s son. What—you never heard the real story? Dear Ella found

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Riding Hood by Cassandra Phillips-Sears

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Riding Hood by Cassandra Phillips-Sears

Wolves can’t give safety, which I chose. Of their options, though one’s quick, none bore. Cassandra Phillips-Sears lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts; she has a plum pudding mold and knows how to use it. Her fiction will appear in a future issue of the magazine Jabberwocky. Image © Jennifer Behymer Jennifer Behymer has been a mural

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