By: Amber Thompson


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What a steal,

I think to myself

as I pass by the Christian bookstore.


Ah, but the confectionary

has fresh chocolate strawberries



And didn’t Christ say

something about

paying full-price

for sin?



Amber Thompson’s work has recently appeared online in Rockvale Review and Critical Read and in print with Ocotillo Review. During college, her writing transitioned from newspaper reporting and editing to poetry and narrative nonfiction. A native Oklahoman, Thompson currently resides in Illinois with her husband Daniel. She blogs about vintage at