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After the Gazebo

By Jen Knox

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Published Jan 15, 2021 · 1,675 words (7 minutes) · 66 views

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Imagining her feet rooting down into the linoleum, Emerson stood upright, barely, in line at the grocery pharmacy. Since she’d forgotten her cane, her failsafe, she had to focus. The vertigo, which had plagued her since she was sixteen, intensified as an announcement requested a cleanup in the bakery. Maybe after filling this prescription, as her mother had, she would have an ordinary life, the kind that allows one to luxuriate in personal ailments alone.

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Published Mar 27, 2020 · 494 words (2 minutes) · 1 like · 283 views

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Originally published in Thrice Magazine, this story feels as though it's come to life recently in some ways. A work on connectivity.

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Published Mar 3, 2019 · 2,352 words (9 minutes)

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"Am I dead?”  “You should be so lucky. All this craziness going on in your world.” As she spoke, a child who looked like Peter from The Snowy Day, the first book I remember reading, ran alongside us on the street in his red suit.

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The Suit

Published Dec 14, 2018 · 2,261 words (9 minutes) · 620 views

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"Miranda could get anyone to smile, and there was nowhere people needed to smile more than on public transportation in northwestern Ohio."

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