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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


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


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


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


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

"August at the Fair" - Hawthorne Citation

Discovering something late is better than never discovering it at all, I suppose, as long as it’s kudos stashed away on the internet and not a rotting pastel egg a niece or nephew never found—or didn’t find on purpose—when you packed 43 bodies into your home for the family Easter brunch. 91 more words