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Short Story of the day - Day 6

Laura van den Berg’s “Volcano House”

Day Six

“…she cannot retrace her own steps out of the chaos of her life. Trying to explain a specific mistake and her more general loneliness, she offers, ‘The best I could do was this: I left and when I returned, I found it was not possible to go back.'” – Rebecca Markovits and Adeena Reitberger, Editor’s Note… 97 more words

Short Story

Summer of Love: Frederick Barthelme, "Shopgirls"

It’s September, the temperature is dropping dramatically (at least here in our little pocket of the world), and the kids are back in school. Which means we’ve reached… 259 more words

Episodes

Two Rivers Reading Series presents reading and discussion with author Ethan Rutherford

As part of the Two Rivers Reading Series, author Ethan Rutherford will read from and discuss his award-winning short story collection, The Peripatetic Coffin, Wednesday, April 8, noon to 12:50 and again 2 to 2:50 p.m. 383 more words

Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Two new short-shorts

1: The Short Eternity – On having lunch with an old boyfriend and cheating time.  At The Normal School.

2: What To Do with the Pain in Your Chest… 25 more words

News

American Short Fiction: New story, First interview

New story at American Short Fiction: “The Solidarity of Fat Girls,” about a little family, bodies, loss, the layers we keep between us and the world.   34 more words

News

Q&A with Bret Anthony Johnston

This summer I had the chance to read Bret Anthony Johnston’s fantastic new novel Remember Me Like This. He was kind enough to answer my questions about it and share a bizarre experience at a clown convention in Houston that prompted his story “Paradeability,” which appeared in  16 more words

Observations

Bad Behavior - Andy gets down and dirty with Mary Gaitskill

“Hate” may be too strong a word for Netty’s reaction to these stories. “Contempt” probably isn’t. She certainly didn’t like them, did she? I didn’t like them so much I’ve already ordered in Gaitskill’s other two collections of stories (she is not widely available in Australia). 866 more words

Reading Challenge 2014