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“Water in the Desert” by Clare Wilson

01 November 2019 on Fiction

“I can see it—” Eva said. “How the sky will stretch like a blue sheet between the peaks.” Ray stared through the sunroof of her VW bus. He almost expected...

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“I Will Return” by Samantha Kolesnik

27 September 2019 on Fiction

I tell myself the trail is an amenity. It’s not something to be feared; it’s a blessing. A privilege. When my single friends from apartments downtown come over, they first...

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“You Don’t Live Here” by Krista Diamond

19 April 2019 on Fiction

I’m hunched over a trash can at South Station, vomiting out pools of blue Gatorade, when Mason Riley appears for the first time in years. The milky light streams through...

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Spooling Heart onto the Page

29 March 2019 on Fiction, Storystorm

Maybe it’s ironic that the absence of a weakness I identify in my personal life is itself a weakness in my stories. What do I mean by that? I’ve long...

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“Fixtures” by Elliot Greiner

15 March 2019 on Fiction

Ben was the first one I buried, followed by Jane, and then Sam. Good rats all. Days later I found out it was the avocado that did it, same as...

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Throwing the Orange

08 March 2019 on Fiction, Storystorm

Recently I read the short story collection Refund by Karen Bender. Her stories awakened something in me: I could finally make my characters do things! It sounds ridiculous, but I...

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“Luggage” by Erin Jamieson

08 February 2019 on Fiction

August Compton entered the world a handsome baby: flushed, chubby cheeks; lively hazel eyes; wisps of chestnut hair. He cooed while the nurse swaddled and cleaned him, sighed as he...

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The Thing I Call “Inspiration”

08 February 2019 on Fiction, Storystorm

I used to think that to be a writer, I have to be creative—to have a well of stories singing within me, to have dreams that will create either chaos...

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“Cloudbringer” by Tess Allard

07 December 2018 on Fiction

Kate is sixteen, willowy, freckled. Her calico dress is hemmed for a girl an inch shorter. She is standing in the dusty square and watching the man with the rain...

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The Art of Ignoring

16 November 2018 on Fiction, Storystorm

16A writer’s voice is their holy grail: key to their success and an absolute nightmare to find. What a strange conundrum, that finding your voice is hard. It should be...

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“Love Drugs” by Nathan Elias

02 November 2018 on Fiction

Gray would take the pill and stop loving his wife forever. Down the hatch, sleep it off, and wake up without the same fervent, relentless, crippling heartache. That was the brand...

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Why We Love Our Favorite Short Stories

05 October 2018 on Blog, Fiction, Storystorm

I’ll never forget the first time I read “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson. My tenth-grade English teacher passed around a Tupperware container filled with folded squares of loose leaf—one piece...

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