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Read Issue #299

Walking the Dead

By Rita Chang-Eppig

Shortly after Mao’s ascent in China, a young girl trails behind the traditional, monthly parade of the dead in the hope that she will find her mother and finally hear her parting words.

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Read Issue #298


By Tamara Dean

In Tamara Dean’s quietly moving “Wrecker,” Rena crashes her car en route to an extramarital tryst in Toledo and is helped by Hector, a lumbering tow-truck driver of few words. Their brief time together causes Rena to reconsider the tryst, but it also leads to even tougher choices about what is forgivable and what is not.

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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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Read Issue #188

The Remains

By Laura Spence-Ash
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