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Chaos and Calm

January 20, 2021

Two sisters stood on the doorstep of their childhood home, fully grown and only partially ready to depart. They had always been together, two sides of the same coin, but now they were heading in […]

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The Myth of the Flowers

November 23, 2020

This is the latest in TMN staff writer Allison Maschoff’s collection of short fiction stories. Once upon a time, Demeter saw her first rainbow. The colors burst across the sky, blending and dancing above her. […]

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Don’t Do Drugs

November 19, 2020

This is the latest in TMN staff writer Allison Maschoff’s collection of short fiction stories. The man walked onto the stage with a stiff sort of respectability. He was old, at least 80, and his […]

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The final installment of Inktober

November 5, 2020

The Inktober prompts that inspired this piece were buddy, hide, music, float, shoes, ominous and crawl. Tasha slinked along the side of the space station’s central corridor. Her black t-shirt and leggings stood out sharply […]

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The fourth installment of Inktober

October 28, 2020

The Inktober prompts that inspired this piece were trap, dizzy, coral, sleep, chef, rip and dig. Frustrated with incompetent workers and suffocating in the heat of the kitchen, the chef stormed out of the restaurant’s […]

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The third installment of Inktober

October 28, 2020

The Inktober prompts that inspired this piece were disgusting, slippery, dune, armor, outpost, rocket and storm. You would think getting caught in a sandstorm on a date would make it the worst date I’ve ever […]

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The first installment of Inktober

October 13, 2020

The wind wisped along the shoreline, snaking its long fingers into the crevices of the cliffs and ruffling the women’s carefully styled hair. On most days, the only creatures that accessed this small strip of […]

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Flower Bugs

September 30, 2020

So I’ve got to tell you about these two sisters that live in my hometown. Mom says they’re two flower-children who didn’t know how to get on with their lives once the sixties ended. She […]

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Raising Daughters

September 30, 2020

“give your daughters difficult names. give your daughters names that command the full use of tongue. my name makes you want to tell me the truth. my name doesn’t allow me to trust anyone that […]

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Focusing on Someday

September 16, 2020

“Today I am so sad that I feel like I will never be happy again,” read the cautious cursive letters in my old diary. The date was exactly five years ago. I remember that day. […]

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Exposé: Squirrel Spies

September 7, 2020

This is the latest in TMN staff writer Allison Maschoff’s collection of short fiction stories. After months of intense investigation coupled with immersive study in Squeakonese, I finally have conclusive information to report to you. […]