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Archives about Short Fiction

Paula Whyman – You May See a Stranger

I’m daydreaming about a white box truck. And look, it has just pulled into my driveway. It could be the very one they talked about last night on the news, the one we’re supposed to watch out for and worry about. Except, on the side of this truck there’s a picture of a horse, a

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November 14, 2016

Jeffrey Ford – A Natural History of Hell

If stories are an attempt to connect with and understand the world, then Jeffrey Ford’s story collection A Natural History of Hell, out now from Small Beer Press, unearths possibilities in our sleeping hearts. The unknowable woods, the rotting house you would scurry by as the daylight wanes (but end up exploring anyway), these places

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October 31, 2016

A “slightly askew universe.” In coversation with Thomas Pierce

She pours him some grapefruit juice in a tall Daffy Duck glass. Tommy comes into the house through the back door. She hands him the glass and he takes a swig, then looks at her, confused. He pulls a flask out of his pocket and tips it into Daffy Duck. “Follow me,” he says, and

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January 26, 2015

“I’m interested in the downside of boldness.” A conversation with John Brandon

There’s a spot on the edge of town where you can pull off the roadside and view alligators from the safety of your car. My wife and I haven’t made our way over there, and now Lara has started campaigning that we go, that we pack some sandwiches and find a radio station and stare at

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June 16, 2014

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