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Pomelos

By Ellis Shuman, The war had been raging for 40 days when Eli reported to the orchards. Seven in the morning and he was the first one. The only one. Was he in the right place? Was he in his right mind to have driven an hour and a half

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Organic fresh pomelo or citrus maxima fruit hanging on a branch close up with copy space

Pomelos

By Ellis Shuman, The war had been raging for 40 days when Eli reported to the orchards. Seven in the morning and he was the first one. The only one. Was he in the right place? Was he in his right mind to have driven an hour and a half

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The Graduation Party

By Shane Plassenthal, Clifton is going away. Paul is thrilled. He finds every excuse to talk about it to anyone who listen. Just yesterday when

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The Dead Don’t Pay

By David Bassano, Juan patiently listened to the doctor explain the next procedure Catalina required but did not ask about the deductible. The doctor then

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The Nude River

By Kendall Klym Pointed white petals with pink markings flutter to the ground as I navigate the narrow trail. I imagine myself a sprite sprinkling

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Spreadsheet People

Spreadsheet People is the winner of Esoterica’s inaugural Short Story Contest. By Emily Zasada, It was a Monday afternoon, and the spreadsheet people were at

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Angharad’s Back

(Angharad’s Back received an honourable mention in Esoterica’s Short Story Contest.) By Ashley T.K. Penelope sat across from Tyler who was picking at the breakfast

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Crackerjacks

(Crackerjacks was an honourable mention from Esoterica’s Inaugural Short Story Competition) By Myna Wallin When I was eighteen, a flamboyant psychiatrist-cum-fashion model strutted into her

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Hiroshima Flower

(Hiroshima Flower received honourable mention by the judges in Esoterica’s Short Story Contest.) By Rudy Thauberger, Normally I find a man wearing a Hawaiian shirt

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