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Reprint: Standing Room Only

This column on “Standing Room Only” by Karen Joy Fowler was first published in Vector 276, Summer 2014: 2,905 more words

‘Murder your darlings,’ and other assorted writing advice

Murder your darlings.

Every writer has heard this flip little nugget of literary advice, and though the attribution regularly changes, the mandate does not. Let’s consider. 1,164 more words

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A Little Interlude

I discovered this today on The Drabblecast and I feel it needs to be shared with the world.


Also, the episode I found it on was pretty awesome. 53 more words


The Flash Fiction Slam is Back!

The Flash Fiction Slam is back! Last year’s first ever contest was so much fun that we decided to do it again. Join us for a fun and exciting event filled with live readings of short fiction, which is sure to delight and entertain. 146 more words

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'The Best Christmas Ever' by James Patrick Kelly

The Best Christmas Ever by James Patrick Kelly, 2004

The magic trick:

Filling the story with pop-culture references

Ugh. This story exhausted me. Perhaps it was the mood I brought to the reading. 238 more words


The Press Release is Here!

I know, it’s not really that exciting, but the pulp fiction genre dictates putting an exclamation point at the end every title. On the other hand, it is handy to have an official statement to spread around. 687 more words

Sad Monkeys In Space: "Plus or Minus" by James Patrick Kelly

I don’t normally review short stories outside of an anthology series, but in this case I’ll make an exception since I received a very nice comment from the author himself… 467 more words

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