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The Thing in the Refrigerator That Could Stop Time

by on Jun 9, 2010 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

By Matthew Kressel Half a blink after the smoke from the cigarette smoldering in the ashtray had curled into a hoary question mark and froze in perpetual query as if to ask, “What next, Dick?” Dick turned his head ever so slowly toward the kitchen. Molasses. That’s what it felt like. A...

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The Girl in the Basement

by on Sep 8, 2009 in Short Fiction | 1 comment

By Matthew Kressel The girl lived in the basement where the air was cool and damp and quiet. Company was coming over tonight, her mother had said, so the girl had better make sure her room was spotless. She gave the girl a dull knife to scrape the gobs of candle wax from the dresser and...

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