Fiction

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Fiction Issue #46

Portrait of a Marriage as a Young Thing

By Kathryn Ordiway

 

When it’s trying, Liv reminds herself that everyone says the first year is the hardest. This helps. She imagines the three hundred and sixty-sixth day of their marriage as a rosy winter day, fresh snow on the ground…
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Jacqueline Vogtman

The Essential Mystery of Art

Kathrin Hutson interviews
Jacqueline Vogtman

 

Fiction co-editor Kathrin Hutson recently had this exchange with Issue #45 featured fiction author Jacqueline Vogtman. Here’s what Jacqueline had to say about balancing ambiguity and clarity when crafting a story, how she chooses a point of view, what she’s working on now, and more… 
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Bend to the Moon

FICTION ISSUE #45

Girl Country

By Jacqueline Vogtman

 

The farmer was driving a deserted county road in the early darkness of fall when he found the girl. He was on the way home from burying his wife. His brother sat in the passenger seat, and it was he who spotted the girl first: a shape moving on the side of the road…
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Claire Robbins

Beautiful Sentences & Interesting Lives

Grace Safford interviews
Claire Robbins

 

Fiction co-editor Grace Safford recently had this exchange with Issue #44 featured fiction writer Claire Robbins. Here’s what Claire had to say about form in fiction, writing complex relationships, her approach to revision, and more… 
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Making Gold

FICTION ISSUE #44

This is How You Get Off Food Stamps

By Claire Robbins

 

1. First you will need to get on them. This is easy: move out of your mother’s house, live in a patched green army tent on the wrong side of town. Get pregnant. Forget who the father of your unborn child was but remember the shape of his nose…
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Carley Gomez

Expressing Identity

Kathrin Hutson interviews
Carley Gomez

 

Fiction co-editor Kathrin Hutson recently had this exchange with Issue #43 featured fiction writer Carley Gomez. Here’s what Carley had to say about her inspiration for writing fiction, her early attempts at writing, what she’s working on now, and more… 
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Image: "Emerging from Entanglement," by Perrin Duncan, acrylic on board, 8x8in., 2019

FICTION ISSUE #43

What Does a Nine Year-Old Know?

By Carley Gomez

 

“I’m a lesbian,” Tim’s nine-year-old daughter Sammy told him. She had a ponytail and a loose tooth that she flicked over her lip with her tongue as they stood in the aquarium in front of a tank of seahorses…
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Delgado

Some Kind of Resonance

Kathrin Hutson interviews
Stanley Delgado

 

Fiction co-editor Kathrin Hutson recently had this exchange with Issue #42 fiction author Stanley Delgado. Here’s what Stanley had to say about his inspiration for “Pool,” his approach to revision, how his work as a translator for medical journals overlaps with his fiction writing, and more… 
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Cohen EDITED

FICTION ISSUE #42

Pool

By Stanley Delgado

 

Mom told Wendel it was like swimming in saliva, it was so warm; he would love it—absolutely love the pool. She knew he was on summer vacation, so he couldn’t say no…
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Nathan Alling Long

Energy, Mystery, and Force

Grace Safford interviews
Nathan Alling Long

 
 

Fiction co-editor Grace Safford recently had this exchange with Issue #41 featured fiction writer Nathan Alling Long. Here’s what Nathan had to say about his approach to teaching writing, his favorite stories of 2018, and what he’s working on now… 
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