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Acts of Desperation

The first time I saw him, I pitied him terribly.

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Great Circle

I was born to be a wanderer.

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Lovebirds

Her bag was packed but still she resisted leaving.

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Project Hail Mary

“What’s two plus two?”

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The Girl Remains

The sound of a twig snapping from somewhere behind made the girls freeze.

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Like Mother

Her baby’s fingers look like small furled leaves and Louise lifts them to her lips to kiss.

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The Emporium of Imagination

A little bit of magic is about to appear.

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The Sunflower Sisters

No one suspected the blond boy’s cargo as he drove his crude pony cart through the streets of Charleston.

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The Jam Queens

Aggie unfolded the piece of paper and lifted it onto the tip of her forefinger.

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The Chase

From where she sat at the back of the bus, the driver’s death was a confusing spectacle to Emily Jackson.