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FICTION

What About It

MAGGIE GOSS

“She imagined what it would feel like to drive her car into the ocean. The next day, she booked a photography tour in Iceland.

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FICTION

He Handed Me a Picture

ALEX WICHERT

“I stood and looked at the mirror tiles glued together. Where the squares overlapped, there were slight inconsistencies in the reflection: one shoulder was too high and one arm too wide. A cardboard puzzle left out in the rain. Anna stood behind me. There was some trick of reflection that showed her eyes meeting mine.

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REVIEWS

Ceremonials: A Review

SARAH LOFSTROM

There is a nearly-tangible sensuality in the novella, which is replete with sensory descriptions that seem at once to echo and transcend the difficult, traumatic nature of the content discussed.”

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REVIEWS

Last Loosening: A Review

ELLIE RAMBO

Since ‘morality is the least expedient means for handling any sort of business,’ Serner advises his reader to give up this ‘concocted idea of the worst kind’ and instead embrace the life of the con.”

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FICTION

Gun Season

JOSEPH RAKOWSKI

“Most people waited hiding under hoodies, and sunglasses, blue non-surgical masks, a few faces wrapped in handkerchiefs and scarfs. The last way you’d want anyone to look entering a gun store.

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REVIEWS

Guillotine: A Review

MEGAN SWARTZFAGER

“The narrator resists the pressure to assimilate with his very body. He carves his father’s name into his flesh so that his identity will not be lost in life or in his fast-approaching death. Even his bitter shout for America to “have it your way” is resistant. His bodymind rebels against a tongue that is not his own, and the English he stuffs into his mouth spills out in vulgar Spanglish.”

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FICTION

Wanted to Pin to the Wall

MARY BYRNE

“Alicia ran her free hand along the back of her jeans, felt for the switchblade she kept pressed against her backside.

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FICTION

The Watchmaker

DANIEL KENNEDY

“He liked how the gaps in his consciousness were tucked safely in the watch’s sound. He would not someday wake to find that the sound had vanished. The watch had been built to last—to defy time, the very thing that justified its existence.

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