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Read Issue #295

Morgondopp

By Rachel Heng

A Swedish woman out for her daily swim meets and falls in love with a man who spent thirty years as a political prisoner in Singapore. What do you do when the person you long to hold has been held against his will for most of his life?

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Read Issue #294

A Mother’s Work

By Jai Chakrabarti

A woman is hired to pretend to be someone she isn’t, in order to poison the relationship of two strangers. It’s an unusual line of work, perhaps, but she has a disabled husband at home and bills to pay. Love is complicated.

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Read Issue #71

Locker Room Talk

By Elliot Park

In the new issue of One Teen Story, a teen attempts to reconcile what they see in the mirror with the way their fellow teammates assess their own bodies.

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