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    That Time the Swamp King Saved Love and Television

    I submitted this weird little story to the February Apparition Literary Flash Fiction Contest. It wasn\\\’t accepted and I remembered I had a little corner of this space for the rejects. Enjoy! Alonzo hated begging but was good at it. ‘But you said you wanted to do something with that dating show you started a while back, and it’s a great way to get in the spotlight.’ With a manicured nail, Genevra pushed a curl behind her ear. ‘Alonzo, there is nothing you can say that will make me take all this,’ she waved her hands up and down her…

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    Dog Poop Scooping as a Maybe Misdemeanor

    I submitted this 1,204 word piece and received a rejection, so I figured it can\\\’t hurt to share it here. Enjoy. The garage was full of gadgets, sticks, and what all, each promising to make life easier for my dog owner self. A box nearly as tall and wide as my husband landed on the stoop and when he saw it, he grunted. ‘Whatchoo get this time?’ ‘Nothin for you,’ I answered, hoping against hope it would be the last device I’d ever have to buy. The dogs crowded around my knees as I cut open the box and pulled…