the place, the tone, the rhythm of it all

Natasha Mieszkowski interviews
Eric Barnes


Our fiction co-editor Natasha Mieszkowski recently had this exchange with Eric Barnes, our Issue #15 featured fiction author. Here’s what he had to say about the setting that inspired “The Minister,” his writing process, and his attention to style over plot and character … Read more


Fiction Issue #15

The Minister

By Eric Barnes

When someone dies in the North End, there is a funeral. Many people attend. It is our only communal act. There are really no other reasons for a crowd to gather. There is a church downtown that still has a minister, an older man I see sometimes near the corner store or near the church itself, where he sweeps the wide steps leading up to the entrance…
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