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Kink Market – India O’Hanlon

        The dragging pandemic and traffic lighting lockdowns have led to an increase of young people trying to find the next cash creating side hustle within their local safety regulations, myself becoming one of them. My unofficial diagnosis of covid cabin fever compelled me to sign up for a website dedicated to one of the world’s most taboo marketplaces— panty selling. The time I have spent on this site is more than I’d like to admit,

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Bruxism [excerpt] – Daniel Breuer

“Shame, you needed her. We all need it sometimes.” He lights a match, white heat and orange glow, a new form – puts it under my skin, under my nose. The nostrils start to sag and sway, melting like white heat wax, orange glow jowls, charred but not lighting, it won’t catch fire, I can’t catch fire, I haven’t caught fire yet, still waiting. The match in his fingers, delicately rocked too and fro,

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Breeder – Benjamin Welton

        The January cold battered the glass windows in the near-empty office. The place rattled a little each time. The winds, which came down from Canada and picked up speed off Lake Champlain, turned Burlington into a howling vortex—a widening gyre of pain and misery. This was an apt description of Crampton too, who on that night sat meditating and smoking underneath the light of a lone lamp.
        Crampton was medium height,

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Saving Throws – Michael McSweeney

We manage to find a cab to Mae and Rich’s place even though the world is about to end. Everything happening aside, our Dungeons and Dragons group decides in the text thread that our weekly session should go on as scheduled. 

Genn and I wait around outside for twenty-five minutes until a cab arrives. A small miracle. The driver chews an unlit cigar and doesn’t look at us as we clamber inside.

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