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Mothers and Sons

You Owe Me The garage door opened slowly, hesitantly like an arthritic man rising from his chair. Cautiously Kim Vuong drove the car forward into a space bordered by boxes and overfilled plastic tubs. Once out of the car, she […]

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Mothers and Sons

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You Owe Me The garage door opened slowly, hesitantly like an arthritic man rising from his chair. Cautiously Kim Vuong drove the car forward into a space bordered by boxes and overfilled plastic tubs. Once out of the car, she […]

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The Fields

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The Prisoner

The boy sat at the base of the south wall, his knees pulled up in front of him. He remained very still, a small figure in a sliver of

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Cloverleaf

The gears strained against the stalwart brakes, and grinding in defiance, the big rig slowed. Jake coxed the steering wheel gently to the right, and eased his truck onto

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1962 Chevy Impala

The crush I had on my dad faded when I was a teenager.  I was selling shoes at Hutzler's Department Store and met a startlingly handsome man.  He had

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Emma

I thought she was Spanish when I first saw her.  She was dark.  She had a satin scarf tied tightly around her neck and wore a long skirt that

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The Jade Bracelet

Yin Chi waited in the narrow corridor outside his parent’s ninth floor apartment. His knock stirred activity inside, and he could hear the rustle of moving slippers. His mother

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