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Last Call

by Stephanie Scissom   Jackson called at 9:57 a.m. Still sulking from last night’s argument, Freya almost didn’t answer. “Babe!” he gasped. “Something bad’s happened. A plane hit my building. There’s a fire and I might not—I love you, Freya.” The line went dead. She ran to the television and screamed as she watched the […]

The Hunger

by Stephanie Scissom   Elspbeth peered through her keyhole. Four masked faces peered back. Teenagers. “C’mon, old lady,” one said. “Give us some apples.” Elspbeth loved Halloween, had gifted her candy apples to the neighborhood for fifty years now. She unlocked the door. They pushed past her, entering her home. “Check this out!” one of […]