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Collected Stories by Charles Deemer

Collected Stories
By Charles Deemer

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22 short stories, most first published in Prism International, The Literary Review, The Mississippi Review, Northwest Review, Colorado Quarterly, or elsewhere, including 3 Roll of Honor selections from Best American Short Stories.


SO HERE HE WAS, in the casino with hundreds of other tourists, waiting in line two hours before showtime, bored, drink in hand, watching his wife shoot craps. Mary was losing and angry but all the more striking for it, her blue eyes intense as she shook the dice in a fist near one ear. She brushed aside a strand of blonde hair that had fallen across her face, still shaking the dice, softly demanding of them five, five — she reminded him of a mad Scandinavian queen who had one roll to win or lose a kingdom. For a moment, he looked away, attracted by the ringing payoff of a slot machine, and when...
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