HONORABLE MENTION: Foundling Review's 50-word fiction contest, Pachaas.



The shoe-sized dog tied to the chair outside of Starbucks, ducks to avoid oncoming feet.

His owner, inside ordering a Tall Mocha, experiences a slide of pain travel her head. The

ambulance arrives loud and leaves quiet. Louie shivers under the table, towered by pant

legs, dwarfed by jeans.

Stefanie Freele is the author of the short story collection Feeding Strays, and recent winner of the Glimmer Train Fiction Open. Forthcoming fiction will be in Word Riot and the Florida Review.




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