“The Monster in Me” By Lauren Monsivais

“It’s your shift, Olivia.” A droopy-eyed Olivia got out of the back seat of the car. Stretching slightly as she made her way to the driver's seat, she took a deep breath of fresh air. Streams of fog dissipated from her mouth. Her hands rubbed against each other to keep warm as she started the …

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“Florida Birds” By Brandon Best

Past the glass doors and arched coral colonnade, my uncle’s wedding party looks down from the ballroom on the Gulf of Mexico rippling up to the hotel beach. We watch the vacationers in pastel polos loosen the ropes on the docks, releasing their vessels into the water. The wedding minister relied exclusively on Shakespeare for …

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