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Mystery Schools by Jane-Rebecca Cannarella

by JHow July 24, 2017

Mystery Schools When gods didn’t have bodies, humans gave human emotions and human desires to the rain, and the dark, and the way that dust particles looked in the light [...]

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I Am Pretending to be Something I Am by Tyler Barton

by JHow June 13, 2017

I Am Pretending to Be Something I Am Since he was sixteen, my son and I have been playing this game I call Empathy Chicken. It’s a little like a [...]

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The Gaffe by Mehdi M. Kashani

by JHow May 30, 2017

The Gaffe The film was about making a drama, which was about making a thriller, which was about making a comedy about the making of a horror flick. There were [...]

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The Flies at the Pool in DC by Douglas Macdonald

by JHow May 8, 2017

Associate fiction editor Krys Malcolm Belc on today’s bonus story: Douglas Macdonald’s tiny piece starts off as a fast-paced, gorgeous picture of two kids, Vito and Avril, on a regular [...]

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Complaint re: Micropeople by Aaron Morris

by JHow April 27, 2017

Assistant editor Tony Piatti on today’s bonus story: Colonization meets consumerism in this formally written complaint by Aaron Morris. Complaint re: MicropeopleTM is a disquieting expression of consumer expectations in [...]

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When Michael Turns Fish by Francine Witte

by JHow April 12, 2017

Editorial intern Brandon Hanson on today’s bonus story: This story is as sweet as it is strange. This fishy tale will hook you in the heart. When Michael Turns Fish [...]

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Fog People by L. W. Nicholson

by JHow March 20, 2017

Associate fiction editor Sarah David on today’s bonus story: L. W. Nicholson starts us with sexy braided arm hair and leads us to the mystique of the unknown. This tiny [...]

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Salvage by R. M. Cooper

by JHow March 1, 2017

Associate fiction editor Krys Malcolm Belc on today’s bonus fiction: In this gritty flash piece. R.M. Cooper captures the aggressive mindset of a woman living deep in a lie of [...]

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Motor City Slide by Judy T. Oldfield

by JHow January 31, 2017

Associate fiction editor Brenna Womer on today’s bonus story: Post-trauma and postpartum, the narrator of “Motor City Slide” is callous and distant, unfeeling but not without thought. She swings at the [...]

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Welcome Home by Jamie Shrewsbury

by JHow January 10, 2017

Associate fiction editor Brenna Womer on today’s bonus story: There is discernible pleasure and vulnerability in Jamie Shrewsbury’s writing, which, in her short-short “Welcome Home,” is achingly simple, like the [...]

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