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1. After Dinner Conversation: Volume > 1 > Issue: 3
C. F. Carter I, von Economo
2. After Dinner Conversation: Volume > 1 > Issue: 3
Pamela L. Laskin Love Sounds
3. After Dinner Conversation: Volume > 1 > Issue: 3
John Sheirer Are You Him?
4. After Dinner Conversation: Volume > 1 > Issue: 3
Tyler W. Kurt The Shadow Of The Thing
5. After Dinner Conversation: Volume > 1 > Issue: 3
John Doble The Mind Reader
6. After Dinner Conversation: Volume > 1 > Issue: 3
Garrett Davis Idle Horns
7. After Dinner Conversation: Volume > 1 > Issue: 4
Hunter Liguore Marble Lions
8. After Dinner Conversation: Volume > 1 > Issue: 4
Vera Burris Lay On
9. After Dinner Conversation: Volume > 1 > Issue: 4
A. M. Todd Performance
10. After Dinner Conversation: Volume > 1 > Issue: 4
Henry McFarland Sacrificing Mercy
11. After Dinner Conversation: Volume > 1 > Issue: 4
Tyler W. Kurt As You Wish (Children's Story)
12. After Dinner Conversation: Volume > 1 > Issue: 4
Veronica Leigh Holy Night
13. After Dinner Conversation: Volume > 1 > Issue: 5
Julie Sondra Decker Everyone's Gay In Space
14. After Dinner Conversation: Volume > 1 > Issue: 5
Jenean McBrearty The Truth About Thurman
15. After Dinner Conversation: Volume > 1 > Issue: 5
Geoffrey Hart Externalities
16. After Dinner Conversation: Volume > 1 > Issue: 5
Ville V. Kokko God Is Alive
17. After Dinner Conversation: Volume > 1 > Issue: 5
Richard A. Shury The Formula
18. After Dinner Conversation: Volume > 1 > Issue: 5
Tyler W. Kurt The Alpha-Dye Shirt Factory
19. After Dinner Conversation: Volume > 1 > Issue: 6
Abra Staffin-Wiebe In Their Image
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Religion, and the desire to find purpose, and often paramount to culture. In this work of philosophical short story fiction, a priest from earth is sent to another planet to continuing the mission work of his predecessor. The planet is inhabited by “teddies” a people with a deep spiritual faith and a belief that it is only by finding and performing one’s life purpose can they serve God’s role. Those that are unable to find their purpose are willingly put to death so that, according to their belief system, they can be reincarnated and make a new attempt at finding their purpose. The visiting human religious leader is appalled by this religious belief, and the religious culture. He goes against the community by helping those that a poor and hungry. This goes against the culture as the teddies see those that are poor or hungry and serving their purpose; they were born to live hungry and poor. This story, like all After Dinner Conversation stories, has suggested discussion questions at the end.
20. After Dinner Conversation: Volume > 1 > Issue: 6
Marie Anderson Metaphors
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To what degree can race relations, driven by media perception or inadvertent errors in speaking, be overcome by personal, positive, interactions? In this work of philosophical short story fiction, a retired, white, widowed woman lives in a predominately black neighborhood. Her African-American husband is long dead and she has made every effort to integrate herself into her black community. She is longtime friends with her neighbors, particularly the 16-year-old boy, Zion, who comes over daily to give her dog a diabetes shot and assist her with chores around the house to make extra money. However, as the Black Lives Matter protests escalate in the community, the narrator increasingly becomes the target of hate, sometimes for no reason, sometimes because of her thoughtlessness. Her relationship with Zion continues to falter until he sheepishly takes the side of those in the community and separates all ties with the narrator. He returns the various gifts she has given him over his life because he wishes to leave his childhood behind and take up the fight against oppression. This story, like all After Dinner Conversation stories, has suggested discussion questions at the end.