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Akashic Remembers James Thompson

It was with great sadness that we learned of the death this past weekend of James Thompson, editor of our forthcoming anthology Helsinki Noir.
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Foamers: A Digit and A Daily Deal

Grab Foamers by Justin Kassab for only $0.99 on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, as part of a Kindle Daily Deal! An excerpt from Foamers—as well as excerpts from Unmentionables by Laurie Loewenstein and Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night by Barbara J. Taylor.our—is also available as part of our Kaylie Jones Books Digit.
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“The Playdate” by Kathleen McElligott

Desperate for adult conversation, I volunteer as a room mom. I’m teamed up with Victoria, whose twins are Drew and Cameron. Victoria’s high maintenance, but she’s fine with the fact that Deshy has two mommies. Victoria asks if the twins can come over for a playdate while she shops for the day. Deshy has been to their house—now it’s our turn. He’s not thrilled when I tell him . . .
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“Swinging Party” by Steve Coulter

Marco was always pretty smart for a drummer. He knew the record shop wouldn’t be open at three a.m., so he headed straight for the back door . . .
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“The stain will stay.” by Bobbi Lurie

I spill coffee on the bed. The white quilt is stained. How can I fix this? I tiptoe up the stairs to their kitchen, soak a wad of paper towels in the sink. I go back down the stairs, rub the paper towels into the stain. I scrub and scrub. The sun is rising; the stain is not. I lay back down on the bed. Hopelessness . . .

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