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Adel Aaron | Night at the Hyatt

“You were different.” Sheila said it with sensuous pleasure. Andy thought for a moment. “Did you like it?” “Yes.” She smiled, remembering the way she’d felt just a few minutes ago. “Good. I liked it too.”  He closed his eyes. “But why?” He didn’t answer right away. “It’s Valentine’s.” “Oh?” She leaned on one hand and began playing with his hair. Soon she turned around. Their naked thighs touched. She […]

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William Cass | Those words

Mia was a new instructional assistant at the elementary school where I taught. I noticed her husband as I was entering a café to get breakfast before work. He was sitting alone at one of the outside tables with a lidless paper cup of coffee in front of him. I was sure it was him because of his distinctive shock of prematurely gray hair. I hadn’t met him, but had […]

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Thaxson Patterson II | The Magic of FX

On April 13, 2014, legendary producer Richard Marx Zaqentez was honored at the Skirball Center Auditorium by the New York University’s Tisch School of Art for his contributions to the art of cinema. This is the transcript of the unedited video recording of Mr. Zaqentez’s speech to the gathered crowd of aspiring film artists. Start of Transcript. 00:00:00:00 SPEAKER: [Tommy Tripp, one of the biggest movie stars in the world, […]

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C. Spivey | Basic income in four tales

Bes awoke in spilled Cheetos. Wiping orange residue on her pink Equine Adventures t-shirt, she freed herself from the lone sheet tangling her legs. Before even going to the bathroom she trudged, bleary-eyed, to her PC in the corner of her bedroom. She needed to hurry to log in to Ultimate Fiction XIV. It was raid day and she was late. “Oh no.” Her fingers hovered over the keyboard as […]

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