A Taste of Prozac by Jessica Clifford

“I’m just not sure this would be best for him.”

“Mrs. Nowak, I know why you have your reservations towards this medication, but it has been improving depression for people of all ages for six years now. It is the safest SSRI for young children and adolescents.”[…]

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Moran Castle by Abigail Davenport

Rose hadn’t been to her family’s cabin since four Christmases ago and, up until a week ago, had no intention of going back anytime soon. But her therapist had insisted that it was an “invaluable part of her psychological reconciliation,” and for a hundred fifty dollars a session, she wasn’t planning on ignoring her advice. […]

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Midnight of 1989 by Harper Wells

At first, there was darkness. Frigid, seeping darkness, suffocating him from all sides. It pressed down across him, wet and heavy, flattening his interred form. He grimaced, stretching within his confines like a caged animal and delicately pushed his cold hands outward from his torso in a desperate attempt to stretch his limbs.[…]

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Jack and the First Day by Delwood Cavenaugh

Something from human resources came by my desk in the bullpen. Without a word it removed a legal envelope from the leather messenger bag it was wearing and handed it to me.  On the outside was my name, the words Orientation Package, and a note that I would be tested on the material in one week. […]

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Passenger by Jamie Biggs

I looked outside the car window, waiting for the scenery outside of it to begin blurring past. I had seen it before. The trees that all became one obscure smudge of green and brown when I sped through backroads near my house during high school.[…]

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MEN’S DEODORANT by Caroline Galdi

You’ve left your phone in your apartment, and your work shift starts soon and you’re driving to the gig in Charlotte right after that, so you won’t have time to go back and get it, and would I mind too terribly to go back and pick it up for you?[…]

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