“On Federal Hill” by Molia Dumbleton

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The last time a queue went around the block like this had been for Old Joe's funeral. Old Joe was an asshole, everybody agreed. As they queue, his neighbours recall the hot July in Saturday, when they'd all rather have been at the Bay, and reminisce about what made Old Joe such an asshole in their neighbourhood.

On Federal Hill

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About the Author
Molia Dumbleton’s short fiction has been awarded First Prize in Ireland’s Seán Ó Faoláin International Short Story Competition and Dromineer Literary Festival Flash Fiction Competition; long-listed and short-listed for the Bath Short Story Award, Bath Flash Fiction Award, and Fish Short Story Prize; and nominated for Best New American Voices and a Pushcart Prize. Her work has also appeared in The Kenyon Review Online, New England Review, Witness, Hobart, Monkeybicycle, Corium, Literary Orphans, and other literary journalss. She has been the recipient of a Kenyon Review Peter Taylor Fellowship, a Ragdale Foundation Creative Sabbatical, and a Merit Scholarship to the Martha's Vineyard Institute for Creative Writing. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from Northwestern University and teaches Creative Writing at DePaul University’s School for New Learning. Full publications list and other info can be found at www.moliadumbleton.com.
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