Issue 17 Fiction

by Jennifer Hurley

thaddeus learned to swing dance at the church’s singles’ night. He was forty-five. That was when he considered himself born again. He had allowed a minister to pour water over his head in public, something he would never do now.

Swing dancing filled all of the evenings that he’d previously spent conducting Internet research on the precious metals market.

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Harold Bloomfeld's Wives
by Julee Newberger

harold bloomfeld was eating whitefish salad on a poppy-seed bagel when his late wife, Rhonda, strolled into the kitchen in her purple tracksuit and diamond “Rhonda” pendant, as if she hadn’t been dead for the last two years, six months, and fifteen days.

Quickly, he swallowed the last bite of bagel and hid his meal behind the kitchen table centerpiece, a glass vase that belonged to his new wife, Vivian. Before Rhonda died, the doctor put him on a low-fat diet, and whitefish salad was not allowed. Dead or alive, Rhonda would give him hell for this.

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