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Issue 23: 28 April 2024
Microfiction: 103 words
By Linda Lowe

On the Cul-de-sac


We aren’t much for science, so when a sprinkler’s bursting turns into a babbling brook, we think, well okay, there goes the drought. The air shimmers and sparkles with particles of dust as it rollicks by, an absolutely bona-fide river now, its banks filling up with bearded miners panning for gold in their plaid flannel shirts, six guns handy, like it was high noon on the cul-de-sac. Saloons and grub and good time girls and all such words bubble up from the past, while a lone banjo’s heard strumming “The Days of ’49” along this new-fangled waterway, glittering with promise.

Linda Lowe’s
Issue 23 (April 2024)

stories have appeared in Defenestration Magazine, Misfit Magazine, Six Sentences, Star 82 Review, Tiny Molecules, and in the anthology Weatherings (FutureCycle Press, 2015), among others.

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