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Semicolon

By Patricia Ljutic (This story contains suicide.) My friend Lila had an ever-present yearning to be somewhere other than where she was, as if emotional burrs lodged under her skin and began pricking her before she could settle anywhere. She spoke about changing where she lived, but had such a…

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Organgrinder

by Rachel Chalmers ANCHOR: You’re listening to Swan Song, and we’re crossing over live to Fox San Quentin for the last ever interview with California’s worst infanticide. A content warning for our sensitive listeners: This inmate is unrepentant and the details of her crimes are grotesque. Male authority figure guidance…

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Cash’s Choice

by Chris Ross Fade in: INT. GYMNASIUM HALLWAY- DAY The room is pitch black with the faint sound of rapid speech and sneakers squeaking against the floor. The door opens and the light from outside illuminates the hall. KEN “CASH” MCDONALD, 17, enters the room as the door closes slowly…

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Sad Scene From an Old Movie

by Michael C. Keith INT. HOSPITAL ROOM   – DAY GIRL about 10 years old is in bed. She is covered in a gray blanket that reaches just above her mouth. The room is empty and its furnishings are stark. Décor suggests pre-WWII era. A sole window looks out onto the…

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A Fighting Chance

By Lauren Ennis A Fighting Chance is a screenplay which chronicles a British soldier’s coming of age through his experiences fighting with the International Brigades during the Spanish Civil War. Throughout his time in Spain, Jim comes in contact with people of various beliefs and lifestyles whose influences force him…

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