Monthly Archives: March 2015

Stargazing & Dentistry

ORION’S TOOTH | Peter Clarke. Cheap Pop. ⇒I was wandering around the interwebs yesterday and stumbled upon this fantastic flash fiction, “Orion’s Tooth,” published a couple weeks ago on Cheap Pop. The story is brilliantly constructed, subtly musical, an absolute … Continue reading

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A Portrait of the Neighbors

TOWNHOUSE | Dan J. Fiore. Hot Metal Bridge. ⇒This story, “Townhouse” by Dan J. Fiore, was a pleasure to read. This story, as the name implies, takes place in a townhouse, which is an interestingly symbolic environment for the narrative … Continue reading

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History as Bricolage; or, What the Hell Is Bricolage?

THE “PEOPLE IN TUBES” MOTIF | Gregg Williard.  The Collagist. ⇒This marvelous piece by Gregg Williard, “The ‘People in Tubes’ Motif,” contains a slew of great vocab words, among them bricolage. I happen to like the word; I love the term’s … Continue reading

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The Patient

A NEW PLACE | Stephen Thomas.  The Puritan. ⇒Michael and David are looking for a new place to go. We know this because one of them says, Let’s find a new place to get to. and the other one agrees: … Continue reading

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Death, With Annotations

FUNERALS I HAVE BEEN TO | Allegra Frazier. Literary Orphans. ⇒This story is a real gem, but one of the understated variety, the sort that doesn’t need to blind its viewer with the fact of its brilliance. This piece is … Continue reading

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Your Martian Soulmate

MARTIAN MATTERS | Rios de la Luz. Ladybox Books. ⇒The great novelist and teacher John Gardner likened the craft of writing to the construction of a dream. It may not resemble our known reality, but it must have and follow … Continue reading

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How to Be Liked

WHISTLE BABY | Meredith Alling. Cooper Street Journal. ⇒This is a really elegant piece, but not in a way that’s ostentatious or showy. The elegance here is of the understated, informal variety. In fact, Meredith Alling’s “Whistle Baby” is a … Continue reading

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