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Best of ATM 2016, Fiction

As 2016 comes to its close, Across the Margin takes a look back at some of its most treasured moments in Fiction… Throughout this final…

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Bid Whist Night

by: Frederick Foote In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s election, a card game is held in the dark of the night where the “true” value…

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Countdown

by: Julie Howard A cautionary tale for those who live their life in constant judgement… She woke up to a “four-point-five,” showered to a “four-point-eight,”…

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The Quiz

by: Jessica Wadleigh The wonderment of sexual frustration, and the fascinating ways in which it can manifest itself… Mark had spent his skip day doing what…

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American Negative

by: Cooper Feste A horizon framed impeccably, but as the day gives way to night, menace is unearthed, parceled beneath the moon’s light… Huggy Smith…

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House of Babel

by: Julie Howard “She had indeed loved him, comforted him and been faithful to him. What was a little repugnance and disgust along the way?”…

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Detour & Tipsy

by: T.E. Cowell Two offerings of flash fiction that illustrate that even the quietest of streets have the capacity to arouse deep-seated anxieties… Detour The…

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Mahjong Mornings

by: Julie Howard An ordinary Mahjong Morning with the ladies takes an unexpected turn, owing to the arrival of a batch of “special” brownies… “Ooh, almost…

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Trumped

by: Frederick Foote A Nation divided, demonstrated by a workplace at odds… The door to my boss’s office is open. I rap on the door frame…

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Infatuation

by: T.E. Cowell “All I could think about was Julie. Julie, Julie, Julie. I had a one-track mind suddenly. Nothing else seemed to matter anymore….

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Mary

by: Juliana Tuck Across the Margin celebrates Halloween with a heart-wrenching tale of sisterly devotion set against the backdrop of humanity’s ruin… The twitches that…

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Heavy With Consequence

by: R.E Hengsterman A road to “manhood” lies littered with lessons learned the hard way… My head rocks, cockeyed and hard. Thud, thud, and thud again….