Category Archives: Psychological

Reformed, Basically

PAROLE OFFICER PETE | Peter Clarke ⇒Read the story @ Weirderary.   I have a friend who used to be a cop. He would sometimes tell stories from back in the day. He once said, Have you ever met a … Continue reading

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More Birdie, Less Shuttlecock

ME AND BIRDIE | Alina Stefanescu ⇒Read the story in Broad! (Summer 2015 – “Sci-Fi and the Speculative”) The story is on page 16 of the downloadable PDF. For a long time now, one of the more commonly dispensed pieces of … Continue reading

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Can You Do Me a Favor?

THE BREAKUP | Sarah Gailey. Read the story @ The Literary Hatchet: Issue #12 (You have to fill out a quick form to download the issue as a pdf–the story is on page 28) S P O I L E … 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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A Snowbound State

A PERPETUAL STATE OF AWE | Jen Knox. Atticus Review. ⇒Snow is certainly one of the most symbolic objects in literature, and one of the most versatile. I was once in a workshop where we were discussing a story that … Continue reading

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Death & Weightlessness

THE SLOW ACTS | Sanaë Lemoine. Cleaver Magazine. ⇒Reading this story is like biting into a piece of gourmet candy: a dark chocolate shell, smooth caramel filling, and at the very center of this delicious confection, a live wasp. This … Continue reading

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A Cool Needle in the Brain

“Mythologies” Susannah Maltz wigleaf. “Mythologies” is only 175 words. I counted every single one. Okay, I didn’t. I used word count. But I did read every single word, all 175, and here is what I think:

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