Dealer’s Choice / by Chase Boisjolie

Rain had fallen in steady sheets for two weeks straight, so the sun peeking out from behind the clouds in a dazzling sunset made for an especially ethereal Friday afternoon. From behind the bar counter, Jaime watched in shadow as the bloom of late autumn light painted the nimbus-quilted sky nectarine colors; just outside, a …

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Legato/ by Amber Gallant

The flight to Seattle, then Vancouver, had passed in a blur. Sophie had been pleasantly surprised when the airline assigned her a window seat in an exit row, and spent the entire flight staring at the earth from above. The desert mountains of Los Angeles gave way to hills covered with unbroken expanses of fir. …

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Lives of the Muses / by Amber Gallant

Downstairs, her sister Helen and brother-in-law Richard were talking about her again. “Serena said she could take Emilie out to the Marden exhibition today. The one I recommended to her, you remember? From the Reader. I have a couple of errands to run. You think Serena can manage that, right? Richard laughed. “Sure. They’re perfect …

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