Fiction Author: Don Tassone

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   As a senior in high school, Brian Quinn quietly had a thing for a pretty girl named Hannah, even though his friend Jack Kelly was her boyfriend.  One day, Brian stepped over to Hannah’s locker and asked her out.  He assumed she’d say no.  He was shocked when she said yes.      When Jack …

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Thinly Veiled Anger

Masked shoppers queued up in a self-checkout line that stretched back to the toilet paper. Other shoppers needed to get through the main aisle, but nobody in the self-checkout line budged.  Trying to squeeze through, a woman clipped a man standing in line.  He wheeled around and shoved her cart. Somebody pushed him.  Somebody yelled.  …

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The Strain

They thought they had conquered it, but it came back.  It always comes back. They used science and logic to battle it.  They took every measure, used every weapon, developed new weapons.  But it would not go away.  It kept advancing.  It invaded every part of society, from alleys to places of worship. Until recently, …

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Regret

He gets up early every morning, makes himself a cup of coffee and sits longways on the sofa in his family room alongside two large windows in the back of his house. It’s always dark when he gets up.  In the winter, he used to watch the sky lighten and a line of trees in …

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