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A Happy Ending by Murray Dunlap

How are you doing, Ben?” The cam­era man crunch­es down to take advan­tage of a bet­ter upshot. “Well, I’d tell you, but there is a stranger in my house who seems to be film­ing us,” I say with sin­cere aston­ish­ment. … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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The Burial of the Dead, fiction by Murray Dunlap

They shaved his beard for the funer­al.  I can’t begin to under­stand why.  Who told them to do it?  He looked like pink-cheeked drag queen.  But the fun­ni­est thing was watch­ing my broth­ers squirm in that front pew.  The four … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Last Will and Testament, by Murray Dunlap

You don’t know this, but I did every­thing in my pow­er to con­vince my father to change his cocka­mamie will.  I’m a lawyer for christ’s sake. It’s hard­ly a rea­son­able doc­u­ment.  Most of us will end up with noth­ing.  Noth­ing!  … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Running Mule Hollow, fiction by Murray Dunlap

The roads in Mule Hol­low are long and wide, unfre­quent­ed by cars, and in sum­mer months, make for the per­fect place to run.  The sides of the road are flat, and a beat­en path thread­ing through wild flow­ers give safe … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Four Day Worry Blues, fiction by Murray Dunlap

Round 1: I’m naked to the waist.  The first blow comes in low and fast.   I weave left, but his fist catch­es my right oblique.  I spit blood onto bare feet and upper­cut with my right.  I miss.  His jab … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Highway 50, fiction by Murray Dunlap

Two AM. High­way 50. Ely, Neva­da. We laughed out loud at the Break-a-Heart Hotel in Sil­ver Springs, flew past the Last Chance Saloon in Austin, then passed up the Par­son­age House in Eure­ka. A coy­ote dart­ed across both lanes a … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Post-War Heat by Murray Dunlap

Slick with sweat, Sweets stops at the car­go train tracks to catch his breath and fan him­self with the Mobile Press Reg­is­ter.  He shuf­fles under the weld­ed arch of the main entrance to the Alaba­ma Dry Docks and a uni­formed … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Times I Nearly Died, non-fiction by Murray Dunlap

When I was born, with High­line Mem­brane Dis­ease. The doc­tors gave me even odds. My father was out hunt­ing, drunk. When Scar­let Fever found me. When the old dude who lived next door’s tree house gave way to one hun­dred … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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