Fiction

Mother’s Fine Crockery in Shards

July 31, 2020

Amsterdam-based writer Susan Carey’s preposterous and somewhat bawdy yarn concerns a woman, a man and a talking horse. Will the marriage survive?

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St. Dymphna’s Quartet

July 22, 2020

Pennsylvania author Tom Charles Bair III brings a sense of gleeful, disjointed absurdity and determination to this tale of emotional struggle, mental illness and everyday surreality.

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Drone

July 4, 2020

Melissa wants badly to fly the drone, but Jeff might get mad. It rests on top of the fridge, like one of those giant insects she’s seen in her oldest son’s books about the Jurassic, gleaming at her, waiting to take flight.

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Zenith (My Fantasy America II)

July 4, 2020

The city of Zenith is known for the hundreds of dirigibles floating cloudlike above the ground. Each more fantastic than the next, the airships hang five hundred feet in the air.

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Previous Pilgrims

June 26, 2020

I am walking down a broad, stony, rocky riverbed that is almost dry. A tiny stream runs circuitously in the deepest part of the riverbed. It is hardly more than a foot wide. My brother and I are picking our way with rod and staff, among the ancient stones, using great care. “This is the […]

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When Your House Shares a Property Line With Another Realm

June 19, 2020

There is a circle of mushrooms in the yard, and sometimes, after days of rain, there are two circles next to each other, like conjoined soap bubbles.

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