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Before and After

by on Dec 3, 2013 in Short Fiction | 1 comment

For Jerry, there was a before — sitting on the train home from Connecticut, where he had been visiting his father, suspended in that agonizing twilight of life in which he was unable to distinguish Jerry from Jerry’s brother, Brian, dreading the next call to Brian so they could argue...

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by on Apr 2, 2013 in Short Fiction | 1 comment

900 Words As soon as she opens the door of the bedroom, I jump up and down on the bed in excitement. All day I’ve been lying here, watching the square of sunlight drift slowly across the room. But this is when I come alive. I adore Amy. I love Amy. Amy is the purpose of my life....

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The Silk Merchant

by on Jul 3, 2012 in Short Fiction | 3 comments

By Ken Liu My father lay dying on the cot, one of many in this draughty poorhouse. His lips trembled in the weak light of the distant fireplace. He was trying to speak, but the moans and groans, the uneasy snores and dream-speech, of all the other men on other cots around us drowned out...

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