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by Rodney Nelsestuen

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Rodney Nelsestuen's "Late", winner of the short category (1500-3500 words), is the first of three stories drawn from the magazine's Spring-Summer 2003 fiction contest. In it, thirty years spent defending an illusory line of scrimmage dissolves, unable to resist the vulnerable. Thomas Balázs's winning "Omicron Ceti III" (medium) and James Simpson's "Behind the Wheel" (long) appear in subsequent issues.