Monthly Archives: April 2015

So… What Are You In Here For?

SOME PEOPLE BELONG INSIDE | Shannon Peavey. The Masters Review | New Voices. ⇒The (anti)hero of this story, Terrare, is stuck for life in a prison full of demented criminals and bizarre psychos. He’s here because… Well, you’ll find out … Continue reading

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Letters Home

DEAR VERSAILLES | Jasmin Kirkbride. Hark Magazine. ⇒The epistolary form is one of those time-honored storytelling modes that’s proven very effective in the hands of many different writers. What’s cool about epistolary storytelling is its versatility: it can express one … Continue reading

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Emotional Detachment Is Handy During Breakups + Also When People Die

HYUNDAI SONATA | John Milas. Hypertext Magazine. ⇒Here is the first paragraph of John Milas’s short story “Hyundai Sonata”: They told me the steering wheel pushed Dan’s jaw through his neck. I had touched his neck a few times before. … Continue reading

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Seeking Connection, Having Sex in Cars

HOW I CAME TO LOVE KELLY SAND’S SISTER | Alex McElroy Wag’s Revue. ⇒This story is beautiful and surprising. It’s very unconventional, but you wouldn’t know it at first glance. Alex McElroy’s “How I Came to Love Kelly Sand’s Sister,” … Continue reading

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Good Company for Hard Times

 MY FRIENDS LIVE ON MY BED | Ashley Hutson. Jersey Devil Press. ⇒This is a really gorgeous piece. “My Friends Live on My Bed” by Ashley Hutson is simple, very clean and to-the-point, but it packs a real emotional punch. … Continue reading

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Dead & Restless

THE WOMAN INSIDE THE GRAVE | Tiffany Sumner. Red Door Magazine. ⇒Today’s story has the goods: Sex. Death. Sex with dead people. Intrigued? Of course you are. I had you at sex with dead people. Basically, this piece is told from the perspective … Continue reading

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Never Fall Asleep Next to a Swan because It Will Rip Out Your Teeth

SWANS | William VanDenBerg Squalorly. ⇒What a cool and dark and very dream-like story. This story is brief, for sure, but definitely packs a punch. Like its subject, swans, this piece is incredibly graceful in its style, plot movement, figurative language, … Continue reading

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