We find the crop circle at the end of June. Mira wants to lie down in its center, so we do and she takes off her shirt, like sunbathing at midnight.
The opening paragraph of Leonard and Hungry Paul introduces one of the two main characters and sets the tone — seemingly straightforward, quirky — that makes this first novel by Irish author Rónán Hession such a delight.
Kim Hooper writes about the research behind her new novel Tiny.
She asks, What’s a rustler anyway?
They were invited to a showing at the local theatre. Attendees were told nothing about it, only to come with a set of open eyes. Not everyone had a pair of those, and it was easy to see who did and did not, once the show began.
Our Colony Beyond the City of Ruins, the debut collection from Janalyn Guo, presents twelve pieces of fabulist fiction bursting with splendid and unsettling transformations.
Our father kept a hole in his chest.
Michael Nye discusses his novel All The Castles Burned and his editorship of STORY with Kathy Bates.
In a happy postscript to Kat Meads’ novel, Miss Jane: The Lost Years, the female chorus celebrates a fact often lost in stories about sexual predation: victims manage to escape their abusers and “defeat every tiny tyrant.”
Every morning, I write the day’s most important headlines on a blackboard.