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The Tiniest Part of Me

The Tiniest Part of Me

When a white lawyer tries to negotiate a settlement for a black police victim, the greatest resistance comes from a most unexpected quarter.
The Birthing Room

The Birthing Room

SECOND PRIZE WINNER. A young family’s visit to a former stop on the Underground Railroad stirs up disquieting ghosts of the past.
Beringia (Part II)

Beringia (Part II)

With civilization—and civilized behavior—far behind her, what remains to mark a modern archaeologist superior to her Ice Age forebears? A devastating adventure concludes.
Beringia (Part I)

Beringia (Part I)

In an Alaskan landscape transformed by global warming, the archaeological find of a lifetime sets off a chain of irreversible events between lifelong rivals. An Arctic epic begins.
Gators

Gators

FIRST PRIZE WINNER. Beware. In the swamps of northern Louisiana, secrets as lethal as any gator may lurk just beneath the surface.
Permanent Guest

Permanent Guest

After losing everything you love, how much more would you give up to remain in the happiest place on earth?
From Beyond Words

From Beyond Words

An agreement between rival yet tightly bound siblings casts eerie reverberations through one’s late-life pursuit of love.
Gift Shop

Gift Shop

They say that love’s not a game for three. But then again, they’re not a woman in her fifties—and they’ve never met Jamie.
Resurrection in Pivka

Resurrection in Pivka

We know the feeling of two arms embracing. But what is the feeling of one arm embracing?
Ten for Ever and Ever for Tenner

Ten for Ever and Ever for Tenner

She had lived in her little valley, alone, for twenty years, fending for herself. Then she saw the telltale plume of smoke.

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