Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

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“I Am Woman” by M. Soni

She loved the sound of her high heels on the pavement. A casual unhurried I’m in control sound. She knew the higher the heels, the more elegant her walk . . .

“Quiet” by Tricia Bauer

I was quiet. I was able to be quiet. My sister more than made up for my absence of audible response to every situation. . .

“Rent” by Mark Budman

The strange woman at my door holds a knife and a fork. Her cutlery is sharp. She smells of raw oysters. A bag hangs over her shoulders . . .

“Falling Out” by Thomas Mitchell

The cool water of the lake bit into her as she reached for the canoe, hands slipping against the polished surface, tired legs kicking slowly at the darkness . . .


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