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“The Contract”

“You must accept this: Alfredo, your dear father, is gone. He’s with God. And kind soul though he was, he left so much trouble for us.” She paused. “Estéban and I have talked. We will be married.” Valentina did not look over at her tired mother crouched beside her or at the […]

Sign to Nowhere

“End of the Crossroads”

Terence McCurdy leaned heavily on his gnarled cane, his breath ragged. The Crossroads o’ Calloway Pub squatted a short ways up a path that had been worn through the grassy surrounds by 150-some-odd years of walking. A buttery glow once spilled from its cottage windows and, despite the mossy and […]

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