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T.E. Cowell

Under Pressure

A short story where the acutely relatable goal of wanting to impress your parents unravels in dramatic fashion… by: T.E. Cowell When I was fifteen,…

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Grandpa

by: T.E. Cowell “For all he knows he’ll never die. That’s exactly how I felt when I was his age.” A work of fiction that…

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Oysters

by: T.E. Cowell “Jim felt like he was back in his twenties, young and reckless, full of raw emotion. He’d forgotten what it felt like…

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Limitations

by: T.E. Cowell The chance for a new life, of comradeship, and of mental and physical well-being — a short story that suggests that when the…

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The Cane

by: T.E. Cowell A work of fiction that revels not in the view from the top, but in the ascent…  Tim hadn’t given any thought…

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The Return

by: T.E. Cowell A work of flash fiction dripping with the thickly ozze of an unfounded paranoia… Emma left without a word. Jim had been…

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Distractions

by: T.E. Cowell  “He can play the game because he doesn’t care, because to him, it really is just a game.” A short story where…

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Porn & Picasso

by: T.E. Cowell “If she won’t respect my past, then ditto for hers.” When a regrettable fragment of a man’s past comes back to haunt him, and…

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A Pleasant Surprise

by: T.E. Cowell A melancholy view into the life of a man longing for the path of least resistance. When the appeal of giving up eclipses the…

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Best of ATM 2017, Fiction

As 2017 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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Cutting Back

by: T.E. Cowell Overcome with frustration, a writer struggles to find a reason to continue the pursuit. Why we write… I write the first sentence…

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The Underdog

by: T.E. Cowell “The world is against him, but he types on all the same.” An author questions his worth as an artist, and as…

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