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Sheila is a fiction writer, essayist, and author of the Cow Pasture Chronicles, a blog dedicated to the art of writing. For more information on her publications, visit her website.

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MAKEUP ARTIST • by Sheila McIntyre Good | Every Day Fiction ...

MAKEUP ARTIST • by Sheila McIntyre Good | Every Day...

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MAKEUP ARTIST • by Sheila McIntyre Good

I shook my head, amazed I’d let her talk me into this, but she’d been talking me into stuff for thirty-seven years. Best friends since college, we’d helped each other through every major event, and…...

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HOW TO CLEAN OUT A CUPBOARD • by Cheryl Powell

My mother keeps a jar of Loneliness in the cupboard: top right hand corner, next to the packet of Seething Resentment; both are past their sell by dates, both hardened and crystallized in the suffo…...

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ALL WE CAN DO • by Brian J. Hunt

I finish tightening the final clamp securing Sara to the rack, and step back. The light summer sundress clings lovingly to her figure just like I remembered, but all the holes and dirt smears take …...

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THE MOST EPICLY AWESOMEST STORY! EVER!! • by Randy Henderson

Framdar “The Slayer” Deathkiller swung — it was a mighty swing, though a might less mighty than it might have been for his mind was thinking thoughts of his father who he had neve…...

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EMBOLISM • by Chaiti Sen

He always worked away from home, following construction projects along the transcontinental railroad. They realized, early on, that eliminating the sentimentality from their marriage made the separ…...

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TEMPTATION DRIVE-THRU • by Greg Likins

I was napping on the couch when the phone rang. In the background I heard metal clanking, men huffing and grunting in anguished release. My wife Pauline was on the line, laughing with a man whose v…...

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THE CARETAKER OF THE VOLCANO • by Christopher James

Mbah called the volcano ‘she’. His was one of only a hundred families to live on her side. He’d grown up on her slopes, met his wife, Sela, dancing around her crater, and she̵…...

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LIFE FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF A SMASHED PIECE OF GUM • by Patrick Parr

They called me Wrigley, but that was a long time ago. Back then I was white, fully clothed in glittering silver. I stood upright next to my brothers and sisters, and we waited together for the one …...

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FIRST TIME • by L.E. Elder

She plopped onto the corner of the strange boy’s bed and crossed her skinny legs. Her eyes flitted about his room. How would she describe it all to Shelley? A poster of Megan Fox? She’d leave that …...

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SEVENTEEN • by Virgie Townsend

Your mother called me after you went missing, asking if I knew anything they should know. There aren’t a lot of places to hide in Victorsville, and she was worried because no one had seen you since…...