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. . .here he was, having come thousands of miles from France, across a whole ocean and half a continent, to be our guest. I rallied myself, and called to the children to welcome our dear cousin. . .

The Lost Sketchbook of Edgar Degas
by Harriet Scott Chessman



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The little boy born February 22, 1732, in the tidewater area of Virginia, had a knack for making it against the odds. . .

Forty-four American Boys:
Short Histories of Presidential Childhoods
by William Walsh



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He is driving, like always, curling the little car in ever-tightening spirals, pushing it, feeling the centrifugal force and allowing the audience to blur in his vision. . .

Massive Cleansing Fire
by Dave Housley



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Back before she got really sick, Aunt Beth said she was going to haunt me someday. . .

Following Disasters
by Nancy McCabe



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Sheri pushes her lips into a pout, reveling in the feel of the satiny layers of Miami Samba coating her lips. . .

Children of the Country
by Abigail R. Shaffer



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My first memory is a fire that went up in a flash. It’s a frightening memory. . .

Witness: Inside Jehovah's Witnesses Inside Catholic Poland Inside A Gay Life
by Robert Rient



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. . .with a bitter taste on your tongue and a holler in your heart. . .

The Adventures of Joe Harper
by Phong Nguyen



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Not one, but two mouths opening in perfect synchronicity

What Becomes Us
by Micah Perks



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I see a universe animated by appetite. All history the story of hunger. For sustenance, shelter, and sex. . .

On Heights & Hunger
by Josh MacIvor-Andersen



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For the first twelve years of my life, they called me Larry. And then, one day, they started calling me Dogsucker.

The Well-Stocked and Gilded Cage: Essays
by Lawrence Lenhart



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It is inconvenient being a wolf. . .

Invisible Men
by Eric Freeze






Can you remember what he looked like? Even after watching Vertigo fifty-plus times, I have no mental picture of him. Why is Stewart chasing this man? We will never know.

Madeleine E.
by Gabriel Blackwell




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There is no great sense of loss for those with limited expectations. Vague ache there may have been to contemplate the life of other boys who were also sons. . .

Patrick Fitzmike and Mike Fitzpatrick
by Larry Smith




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Our third annual anthology featuring short fiction and non-fiction by 24 emerging and established authors.

California Prose Directory 2016: New Writing from The Golden State
edited by Sarah LaBrie




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Bradley dresses like a child, and appears a child, against that sea of shirtsleeves and ties. But like anything on a sea, he floats, he is above.

Adherence: A Romance
by Ben Nickol




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Our only home was in Minas do Leão. The house was a salmon colored, two-story cube, with windows on all four sides, which made us feel as though we knew all there was to know about our town and its people.

The Marble Army
by Gisele Firmino




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Esther Savaris was halfway through her senior year of high school, a pretty girl, seventeen years old and still growing. . .

Devotion
by Michelle Herman




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The dog, the dog, the dog -- the dog had taken over her life. But this was not necessarily a bad thing. Perhaps she had needed to have her life taken over. . .

Dog
by Michelle Herman




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These people who think they are something, they are really not. They come and go wrapped like gypsies at a carnival, sounding like artists, smelling of mildew. I can’t take them anymore.

Welcome to Christiania
by Fred Leebron




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From the steps of the Big House where the two girls sat, it was possible to see past the market commotion through the open city gates to the brown trail that sloped towards the blue water, where the ships had docked.

Kama
by Terese Brasen




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Dr. Martin wore jeans that went into the freezer at night, instead of into the washing machine. He wore vegan hand-stitched shoes. I knew they were vegan because I had seen them for sale online. Why did I want to tell Dr. Martin anything?

Valletta78
by Erin Fitzgerald




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"My wife has gone to Marrakesh with her little French girlfriend, my car has broken down, and the villa we’ve taken for the summer is right up this hill."

Tyler's Last
by David Winner




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"'Do I look alright?' asks Westerly Windina
for what must be the fifth time in the last hour"

Becoming Westerly
by Jamie Brisick




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"I've been thinking a lot about
the way things work in musicals"

Like A Song: Essays
by Michelle Herman




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"It was my first triathlon. At that moment I believed it would be my last"

5 Months
10 Years
2 Hours
by Lisa Reisman




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Everyday invocations
by 60+ contemporary authors

A Book of
Uncommon Prayer
edited by Matthew Vollmer




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"I'm headed north on a train.
The Mediterranean passes by the window. . ."

Indolence
by Alison Wellford




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"In California the trees know things
about the world humans don't even dream."

California Prose Directory 2014:
New Writing from The Golden State, edited by J. Ryan Stradal




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"Dear Wes Anderson,
We were wondering if you might want us to watch your house for you some time when you're away."

The Wes Letters
by Feliz Lucia Molina, Ben Segal and Brett Zehner




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"Moody looked for love for a long time before he found it. He looked in some, not all, of the wrong places and in quite a few of the wrong ways."

A Moody Fellow Finds Love and Then Dies
by Douglas Watson




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"The test kitchen is quiet, Green and Jefferson huddled in the corner, no doubt working through the Cool Ranch Burrito that HQ has made the group's second priority"

Commercial Fiction
by Dave Housley




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"Two spells in rehab, a nasty divorce and widely circulated honeymoon video. The Hollywood grind had ground her into something she no longer recognized."

Understudies
by Ravi Mangla




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"Maurice believes in a universal language. According to him, the less one knows about any single tongue the more open one is to speech in all its varities. . ."

Nights I Dreamed of Hubert Humphrey
by Daniel Mueller




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"Leave it to a lamprey to get high on salt water. It probably had something to do with the rotted fish that was always around their mouths. That made sense."

Dark March: Stories for When the Rest of the World is Asleep
by Colin Fleming




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"We kept breaking into houses simply to see what would happen. We kept doing it because there was no good reason to stop."

Something Pretty, Something Beautiful
by Eric Barnes




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"In 1978, my mother packed two maroon, leatherette suitcases, and she, my father and I boarded a plane for the United States. Just about everyone who could leave Iran had done so already; friends and relatives had been selling off their houses for months. . ."

California Prose Diretory: New Writing from The Golden State
edited by Charles McLeod




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"They were very serious about art, very serious about ideas, and they were very, very serious about food. No matter what else was going on, they would always have wonderful meals, even when they were poor during the war, and no matter what, they would always be in love."

The Autobiography of
Daniel J. Isengart
by Filip Noterdaeme




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"Call it cooption, call it mainstreaming, Travolta's bony ass persuades white America that an urban dance craze invented by gay men, Hispanics, and blacks must now be a part of every bar mitzvah, sweet sixteen and wedding. Out with the Hokey-Pokey, in with the Hustle."

metamemoirs
by Perry Glasser





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"here lies a man who, on a day when the wind was blowing - gusting, as they say, at forty-five miles per hour - was nearly blown off his bicycle, the same one he'd owned for sixteen years. . ."

inscriptions for headstones
by Matthew Vollmer




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"Because we had been promised that the food would keep coming, were assured by a bevy of anti-deluvians (whom we did or did not cast our vote for), that the shelves would be full, that the taps would run clean, that there would be unending smorgasboard. . ."

National Treasures
by Charles McLeod




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"My name is Jim Haskin, and my job is to make you You. Not the small you, the lowercase, the intractable you, not the first you, the true you, not the you of unbiased judgment. . ."

American Weather
by Charles McLeod




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"Consider for a moment the problem of origins. How can it be that we come from one place and not another? My people were all shiftless wanderers"

A City on a Hill
by Stanley Jenkins




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"As far back as I can remember, people told me I was too quiet. . ."

Loud Memories
of A Quiet Life
by Tom Molanphy




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"As far back as I can remember, people told me I was too quiet. . ."

Overture
by David R. Slavitt




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"I do not want to be a spectator to a parade of foreign lives. I want to live mine calmly, and with ease, make it my own. . ."

Trip
by Mindy Hung




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I'll Be A Stranger To You
by Cara Diaconoff

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Spaces
by Joel Kopplin

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HISTORAMA
by Diza Sauers

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Love in the Time of Foreclosure
by Stephanie Alison Walker

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Danielle Déronde
by Burton Raffel

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