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The Little Clothes

Audrey Mendes caught a bus from the ferry wharf to the first strip of small shops.

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My Friends

It is, of course, impossible to be certain of what is contained in anyone’s chest,

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Everything Is Perfect

Jon rolls off me and I pull the bedsheet to my chin.

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I Hope This Doesn't Find You

It’s an honor to be waiting outside the school gates in the winter cold.

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What I Would Do To You

Sometimes you find a piece of yourself you never knew existed.

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The Cryptic Clue

Hazel Bates has been keeping a close eye on the man at the corner table since they arrived at the Bellevue Hotel.

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The Husbands

The man is tall and has dark tousled hair.

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The Health Habit

Forty-one per cent of Americans set New Year’s resolutions.

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Feel-Good Productivity

‘Merry Christmas Ali. Try not to kill anyone.’

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Foul Play

Jack hadn't wanted to go but Kate had pleaded with him over the phone.

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The Rivertown Vet

Jana stood beneath a lonely, old swamp paperbark.

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Holmes, Margaret and Poe

The vacant industrial space that Realtor Gretchen Wik was trying to unload was located in a recently gentrified Brooklyn neighborhood called Bushwick.

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The Winter Palace

If only the hands on Anton's watch would cease to move.

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The Swifts

It was a bright, well-dressed morning in early May, and the Swifts were in the middle of a funeral.

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Meant To Be

As I stroll into town, I feel like I’ve been transported back in time.

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War of Hearts

Grace Winter strode through the sun-drenched throng in Times Square with the patriotic vigour of a red-blooded American

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The Vagus Nerve Reset

Welcome to The Vagus Nerve Reset.

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