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From The Issue: On Leave

by Brian Mihok

General Osgood waded into the water. The beach was crowded. Parents chased after their shouting children. The General went out beyond the floating men and risk-taking adolescents. She had bought a house less than ten minutes away for just this privilege.

The General had no children. Her family tree grew through the limbs of her sister’s choices. Vera had three boys with a man named Anthony. They lived in Connecticut. It was one of the boys’ birthdays soon but the General couldn’t remember which one.

The water was cold and she felt long stringy seaweed under her feet.

The General had been overseeing training exercises in the South Pacific. There were more islands in the Pacific… Continue Reading

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