Tag Archives: Short Fiction

An Unnecessary Defense of William T. Vollmann’s Last Stories and Other Stories

An Unnecessary Defense of William T. Vollmann’s Last Stories and Other Stories by Jordan A. Rothacker   Despite all the sensational attention William T. Vollmann gets for writing about prostitutes or smoking crack (which often neglects his reasons for doing … Continue reading

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Guy Davenport: A Tribute

Guy Davenport: A Tribute by Vincent Czyz Dropping Guy Davenport’s name—even among the literati—often results in little more than “Sounds familiar …” or “Didn’t he write …?” To me, that is almost as tragic as the loss of the author … Continue reading

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A Review of Delaney Nolan’s Shotgun Style: A Diagram of the Territory of New Orleans

A Review of Delaney Nolan’s Shotgun Style: A Diagram of the Territory of New Orleans By Christopher Lowe Early in the title story of Delaney Nolan’s chapbook Shotgun Style: A Diagram of the Territory of New Orleans, the narrator describes … Continue reading

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Medusa Song

Medusa Song  by Mary Akers She scrambles the eggs while the baby howls at her knees. To drown out the racket, she hums as she jabs her fork into the yolks. She enjoys the way they spill their yellow color … Continue reading

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Ten-Year Stare

Ten-Year Stare by Steve Mitchell It was a look I seen and I seen it true. Then I forgot it til I seen it again then I remembered it. All of it. Every minute in the between and that one … Continue reading

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The Mickey Rourke Saga

The Mickey Rourke Saga  by Jennifer Spiegel —For Ian Jackman   This is all true, though it happened over a decade ago, a couple years after Nine Inch Nails came out with Pretty Hate Machine.  I was thinking, “Yes, I … Continue reading

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Short Fiction Series: “Red State Blues” by E.M. Schorb

Red State Blues by E.M. Schorb Enola Gay opened the doors of the Battle Flag at nine, but now, near noon, I’m still perched on a cushioned stool in an empty roadhouse in a nowhere crossroads named Downy, outside Atlanta, … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction Series: Sarah Sarai

Vows by Sarah Sarai It is no secret that there is a lot of jabber in the world coming from everywhere including the streets and the houses with their people and telephones and radios and TVs, all of them blasting … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction Series: Paul Crenshaw

Tall by Paul Crenshaw   I am four feet two inches tall. My bed sits sixteen inches off the ground. My dog is two feet tall, although I dont know if you say dogs are tall like you say humans … Continue reading

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Let x, by Chad Simpson

Let x by Chad Simpson Let x equal the moment just after he tells her he’s starting a club for people who know something about computers. It is summer, 1984, and this is their grade school playground. She is idling … Continue reading

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