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Print issue of Chaffin Journal out, including “Focal Point”

by Jeff Fleischer

The new issue of Chaffin Journal is out. It’s only in print at the moment, but it includes “Focal Point.”

An excerpt:


A deep breath. Feel the air enter the lungs, let it circulate, return it where it came. Think about it every time, focus on it. What it means to live.


Winfield had acquired the habit during the war. “Respire till you expire,” his commander repeated constantly during drills, but never so often that he could say it without chuckling at his own wordplay. Though Winfield found the mantra annoying at the time, he fell back on it in practice. It focused him. Each inhalation was crucial. Each one more temporary extension of his hard-earned rent in this world.

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