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Best of the Net Nominations

Lovely CC Readers: Let’s just get right to it, shall we? The cows are feeling antsy to share the news. Here are our nominations for Best of the Net: Flash Fiction The Rascally Rabbit by Kim Magowan Twelve Things Only the Mosquitoes Know by Kathryn McMahon Poetry Father-Daughter Hands by Todd Dillard Cephalofoil by Chloe…

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Cryptozoology by Todd Dillard

Father was a hunter of mythical beasts. He kept a Yeti rug in the den. One time he sat me on a stuffed Pegasus and couldn’t fathom why I cried and cried. Mother in the kitchen, scowling over a pot roast. Kraken again? She brandished a frying pan at my father in the endearing way…

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Father-Daughter Hands by Todd Dillard

Strangers on the street tell me I am having a baby girl. They do this even when my wife and her swelling belly aren’t there to be deciphered, touched. They say it’s my hands, that if I was having a boy my fingers would curl, forming nascent fists ready to wield footballs, belts, a throat.…