Stories tagged snow

The Arctic Express

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Sky: Snows, turns dark. Street: Freezes. Remains on a hill. Traffic: None on this block. Two: Did I miss the bus? One: You either missed it, or it didn't come. Two: Hasn't come. One: One or the other. Which one? Two: I don't know; I asked you. One: I meant which…

Winter Rising

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the smell of a wood burning stove drifting over a neat row of houses


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Years later, I found a map in my brother’s lonely apartment in L.A. “Bury me here,” he instructed in a scrawl on a map he had drawn of Woodlawn Cemetery.


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Falling like purity and cocaine and clean paper and virgin thighs all around me.


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Winter makes me reconsider.

Song of Another Country

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And she warms her hands on fresh-cut gizzards, And he forgets the taste of honeyed peaches


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I was halfway up, and the fog blurred my vision. Sadly it deteriorated when my low-grade goggles were covered by mist. My partner suffered a pain. He needed instant attention; to descend swiftly in a helicopter, if he were to remain alive. I did not want to be caught…

Motion of Souls: A Novel Excerpt

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I am eighteen years old and the events of this morning take place in 1979, the year the first Vietnamese boat refugees arrive in Ireland, the year Aer Lingus appoints its first female pilot, Gráinne Cronin. The hurler, Christy Ring dies that March. It is

Christmas Magic

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You know what parents have to do to get an Xbox? They don't just stand in line and someone hands them an Xbox, OK? That's sacrifice. They have to sacrifice and sacrifice and sacrifice. I mean, I chase alpacas a mile every night in subfreezing conditions,

Snow falls

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I dreamt of prisms locked inside the ice for thousands of years, waiting for the chance to fly

The snow blower

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Anita could barely see. It was just a white flurry of flakes. ...

Natural Histories I

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I feel about the universe/ as Abrahamics are supposed/ to feel about their Yahweh, /their God, and their Allah:/ I am in fear, I am in awe, /I am in love.

She Arrives.

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This is my first lesson in my new home. The wastes of Dis. And my trainer, the Dark angel, allows me to remain in that small oasis of darkness for now. He sits with me and begins my education all over again. All the skills I’d learned are blanked from my

Golden Fields

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Such ferocity and violence had changed her. It had toughened her. When she’d arrived a year ago she’d been a corpse, shambling around and mutilated. Even the lightest touch had been an agony on nerves exposed. Now? Now she was a Power. A beast in her own

A Moment's Change

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Then he spoke of her cowardice, and from within, her heart fluttered and a soft heat branched out across her chest, face, and stomach pits and she felt imprisoned by that room.