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The Dive

It was a beautiful brisk Manhattan autumn evening in 1984. Jimmy and Frankie were getting back on patrol from their meal. They had enjoyed a late sup...

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Valentine Inc

Susie Adams was a short girl with a fair bit more than she’d like around the middle, although at age fourteen she still lived in hope that her growth...

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My Grandfather's Mirror

Once, when I was a lad in my youth, a girl of fancy asked me “why does the cage bird sing?” I told her something poetic and romantic that could only...

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Manchineels in Spring

“How long did you think I would wait?” Alice restlessly examined the bar’s dimly lit parking lot, each frame burning into her mind.“It’s only been te...

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It used to be Smooth Boy’s Zippo, but Smooth Boy is dead. I run my thumb over the striker wheel, addicted to the friction of metal sparking flint, an...

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It's a Wonderful Death

by Glen ProctorAlex Knatt sat before a man who represented everything he despised. He hated nothing more in life than a psychiatrist, this psychiat...

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Mr Frosty

There was a time when I heard nothing.Nothing.Not the croaking of tree frogs screaming over and over again.  The rustling of leaves scratching a...

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Real Police

It was another typical April 4 x 12 tour in 1989. The call came over the radio. “10-20-Burglary in Progress - 225 East 19th Street -  Apartment...

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