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Fiction

Attachment by Myfanwy Collins

Arise fever-sweated, epiphanic. I think of Harlow’s monkey.

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Interviews

An interview with Chloe N. Clark

Chloe N. Clark tells Rachel Mans McKenny about her new story collection Collective Gravities, her craft, her editing habits, and the apocalypse.

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Fiction

Hydrangeas by Gabrielle Griffis

It’s a summer party, Fourth of July. Sweat rolls down your neck. You sip lemonade. Hot dogs char on a grill.

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Research Notes

Anna Cox on I Keep My Worries in My Teeth

My novel, I Keep My Worries in My Teeth begins and ends inside a camera obscura. A camera obscura is a simple thing that produces big wows.

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Fiction

What the Jesus Man’s Eyes Won’t See by Joshua Jones

The girl sees it first, a smudge of fur along the gravel shoulder. She stops, and Small almost walks into her, then he sees it too. Yes, it’s real.

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Research Notes

Teresa Milbrodt on Instances of Head-Switching

The best way to research physical disability is to be alive for awhile. At minimum you’ll wear out your eyes or ears or joints, need glasses or hearing aids or a cane, and be warmly welcomed to the world of prosthetic devices.

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Fiction

Before a Little Bit More by Michelle Morouse

I talk to Haruki Murakami at the culvert by the bridge over Stickler’s Creek. Usually.

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Research Notes

Tea Hacic-Vlahovic on Life of the Party

What does a writer do? Not a goddamn thing. They know how to think or how to drink. That’s our talent. I didn’t research Life of the Party. I lived it, bitch!

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Fiction

So Many Holes in This Our Universe by Kenton K. Yee

Father seldom came home for dinner. Now, he never comes home, and Mother gets a phone call every evening during dinner.

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Fiction

Biology is Rarely Kind by Corey Farrenkopf

Something pulls seagulls beneath the surface of the pond. I watch through my bedroom window.

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Research Notes

Margo Orlando Littell on The Distance from Four Points

My novel The Distance from Four Points is about a wealthy suburbanite who unexpectedly becomes a small-town landlord after her husband’s tragic death. I based the small town of Four Points on my hometown in southwestern Pennsylvania, though Four Points is a little poorer, a little rougher, than its real-life counterpart.