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Created for NYC Midnight creative writing competitions.
FFC=Flash Fiction Challenge  SSC=Short Story Challenge

Leaving Shaktoolik (SSC)
by Sarah Beaudette
Genre: Open

Subject: Eavesdropping

Character: A hoarder


Your animals have gone child, and they’ve left our house so empty. If I promise to stop reading your thoughts, will they ever come back; will you?

Jimmy Cooper, Jimmy Cooper
Open / An animal sanctuary / A bulletproof vest (FFC)
Mourning Dove
Open / A dying wish / A janitor (SSC)
A Million Shades of White
Open / An iceberg / A lighter (FFC)
Where No One Belongs
Historical Fiction / Sewing (SSC)
In It
Open / A lake / A safe (FFC)


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