Monthly Archives: December 2014

The Learned Cat

KITTY | J.T. Ledbetter Rathalla Review ⇒”Our cat plays the trombone and studies Latin.” That’s how this imaginative flash fiction begins, and I cannot think of a more appropriate and self-assured opening than this. Our cat plays the trombone and studies … Continue reading

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Off the Resort

PEPPER CRAB | Sara Rauch Luna Luna. ⇒When it comes to travel narratives, any place or situation is fair game. Whether we’re talking about trekking the Andes or slurping margaritas in Cancun, there is potential for a good story–in the … Continue reading

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A Violin Prodigy’s Legendary Handjobs Lead to Scientific Breakthrough

WHY WE BUILT A TELEPORTATION MACHINE AND WHY IT WAS A BAD IDEA: MARCUS LANDERS’ ORAL HISTORY ABOUT THE INVENTION OF THE WORLD’S FIRST MATTER TRANSFERENCE DEVICE | James Brubaker Booth. ⇒”Why We Built a Teleportation Machine…” is a truly … Continue reading

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Running with Wolves

THIS AIN’T NO PARTY | Jessica Barksdale Pithead Chapel ⇒This is a very menacing story. I’m not particularly interested in stories that are excessively violent or destructive, but pieces ripe with potential violence, balancing tip-toed on the edge of a precipice–that’s … Continue reading

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Depression as Performance

HOW TO STAY DEPRESSED | Mira Gonzalez Shabby Doll House. ⇒The first thing I noticed were the imperatives. In this fascinating, complex prose piece about depression, imperative sentences work as a sort of “refrain,” adding a great rhythm to the … Continue reading

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This Marriage Is Awful but these Mojitos Are Great!

THE NEXT GREAT AMERICAN NOVEL SINKS TO THE BOTTOM OF THE RIVER | Alan Semrow Red Fez ⇒This is a funny story about misery. Misery is like that; it can be funny. Not necessarily ha-ha funny, but I-recognize-the-absurdity-of-my-life funny. Maybe … Continue reading

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Murder: Sometimes It Just Kind of Happens

MULTINATIONAL FINANCIAL COMPANY ACCOUNTING RISK MANAGEMENT | Anith Mukherjee Full of Crow. ⇒If you can figure out why this story is titled, “Multinational Financial Company Accounting Risk Management,” I will award you every cent of profit this website makes for an … Continue reading

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