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Aphrodite Hair Salon

Mount Olympus, 1953 Aphrodite: What is going on with you, lately? You spend all your time with Dionysus, you haven’t set foot in the forge for two hundred years… Hephaestus:  In case you haven’t noticed, Dittie, there hasn’t been much of a market for hand-forged goods for the past few […]

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Headless Statue

Jane Ellen Macdonald was a Methodist. A Free Methodist, in fact. She believed in the Holy Trinity, the authority of Scripture, and the debt paid by Christ, once and for all. She did not believe in magic. She was not permitted to believe in magic, as far as she knew. […]

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Delta Queen

I started working at the Delta Queen with the idea of one day buying it from Mr. Oates. I thought I could make some kind of life out of that. Not exactly a dream come true, but not exactly bad for an ex-con, either. And then she came along and […]

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Life Guard Station

In her two and a half years at Florida State, she had changed majors five times and boyfriends six times. Then she dropped out, just as her mother predicted on the day she got her acceptance letter. She was young enough and beautiful enough that her flakiness still charmed most […]