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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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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. […]

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Phone Home

September 1, 2020

This is the latest in TMN staff writer Allison Maschoff’s collection of short fiction stories. “Taylor, will you please turn off your alarm?” It’s more of a groan than a question, with fair reason. Taylor’s […]

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Peopleflowers

April 28, 2020

Dear Marcie, Getting mail is especially exciting now that we’re quarantined. Even if it’s just junk mail. It’s something. It’s communication. I read every word. Anyway, I thought I’d write you a letter. The typical […]

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Elizabeth’s Garden

April 23, 2020

I was standing in my new living room with my hair pulled up in a headscarf and strokes of paint marking my arms looking at blobs of paint options on the wall. Somehow I managed […]

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Felix and Hazel

February 24, 2020

When Felix and Hazel were teenagers, they lived in a town that was big enough for Felix but too small for Hazel. When Hazel was a teenager, her favorite thing to do was take walks […]

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Phillipa’s tattoo epiphany

February 19, 2020

My mother was anything but materialistic. Her closet held nothing but the essentials. The only jewelry she owned was her wedding band and a pair of gold stud earrings shaped like butterflies. No knick-knacks, not […]

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Clara’s chick flick

February 9, 2020

She rolled her eyes and turned to go, to leave him there standing alone in the woods like the brooding bad boy character from a chick flick. Except he wasn’t misunderstood and she wasn’t going […]