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Fiction

Notes on a Departure by Abigail Oswald

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.

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Book Reviews

Leonard and Hungry Paul by Rónán Hession

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.

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Research Notes

Kim Hooper on Tiny

Kim Hooper writes about the research behind her new novel Tiny.

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Fiction

Rustler by William Hawkins

She asks, What’s a rustler anyway?

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Fiction

Showing by C.M. Lindley

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.

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Book Reviews

Our Colony Beyond The City Of Ruins by Janalyn Guo

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.

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Fiction

Sparrow by Diogo Ribeiro

Our father kept a hole in his chest.

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Interviews

An Interview With Michael Nye

Michael Nye discusses his novel All The Castles Burned and his editorship of STORY with Kathy Bates.

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Book Reviews

Miss Jane: The Lost Years by Kat Meads

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.”

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Fiction

Tabula Rasa by Jon Doyle

Every morning, I write the day’s most important headlines on a blackboard.

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Interviews

An Interview With Melanie Hatter

Amina Gautier talks to Melanie Hatter about her short story collection Let No One Weep For Me, her latest novel Malawi’s Sisters, and the novel’s path to publication.