Monthly Archives: May 2015

The Day It All Went Wrong

RAPHAEL | Stephen Graham Jones. Nightmare Magazine (online content). ⇒Today we’re talking about Stephen Graham Jones’s incredible work of supernatural/psychological horror, “Raphael.”  It was originally published in Cemetery Dance in 2006, republished in Jones’s story collection The Ones that Got Away (where … Continue reading

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Mohammed Bowls a 93, Surprisingly

GOING BOWLING WITH MOHAMMED | Ron Riekki. ExFic. ⇒This flash piece is funny and profound, so many things at once. By way of premise/summary, here’s the opening fragment to give you a taste of what’s in store for you: I … Continue reading

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Meat and Bones: Notes on Process

Rogue Notebooks: 2006 – 2014 or How to Become a Novelist in Ten Minutes or Less | Bhanu Kapil. Banango Street. ⇒Bhanu Kapil’s “Rogue Notebooks” first appeared at Banango Street back in October. The publication coincided with the manifestation of her newest … Continue reading

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Yet Another Story About–Wait, WHAT???

THE NEW MIDDLE CLASS | Dolan Morgan. Midnight Breakfast. ⇒Today we’re going to do something a little bit different. The topic of today’s conversation, “The New Middle Class” by Dolan Morgan, published in Midnight Breakfast, is unique in that the story swerves … Continue reading

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If We End the Story Now, It Will Have a Happy En–Too Late

A GOOD ACHE | Amanda Miska. matchbook. ⇒This marvelous flash fiction by Amanda Miska takes on a really big, challenging topic: happiness. What is happiness? It’s one of those words people throw around without any stable definition (other examples of ubiquitous-yet-utterly-vague cliches … Continue reading

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Animal Confidence

SHE’S A WORK OF ART | Kelly Lynn Thomas. Animal Literary Magazine. ⇒Animal is a literary magazine dedicated to animals, literally and figuratively. It’s a really effective premise that offers a lot of thematic leeway while also giving the journal … Continue reading

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Siblings and Antlers

DOG WHISTLE | Jonathan Papernick. People Holding… ⇒People Holding is a new online journal in which writers share short prose pieces inspired by photographs of people with or holding full-size antlers. While the ekphrastic thing is all good–think how many … Continue reading

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