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Playing Air Guitar in Paris
July 29, 2021

ROBERTO LOIEDERMAN - As a young man, Roberto Loiederman read Henry Miller's "Tropic of Cancer," and George Orwell's "Down and Out in Paris and London," which inspired a dream: to be broke in Paris

Adrian’s Affinity
July 22, 2021

DEYA BHATTACHARYA - Adrian’s Affinity is a lush and lyrical story about a sensitive and intelligent boy with a special affinity — he can attract birds. It's not a power, because he can't control it.

Kicked Out of the PTA!
July 15, 2021

AMY FERGUSON - This humorous story is about all of the masks we wear to fit in with people whose masks look a little bit shinier than ours under the library lights at a PTA meeting in the affluent n

Her Voices, Her Room: An Encounter with Truman Capote
July 01, 2021

MARTHA CLARKSON - Marjorie signs up for a writing retreat and finds herself an outcast amidst a gaggle of young, eager authors. But one evening, over a few drinks with the group, she has an unexpected

Found Art, Lost Art
June 24, 2021

JEFF FLEISCHER - Art and business collide in this tale of a hapless artist and a very shrewd, if not entirely scrupulous, marketing executive. A struggling creator of sculptures made from pieces he’s foraged from dumpsters,

Caro’s Return
June 17, 2021

ROBERT SHUSTER - A writer of thrillers encounters a woman who claims to be the clever central character from his first novel. He plays along for a while, enjoying her witty company and the social boost she gives to his fading renown,

Rift Zone
June 10, 2021

SARAH BLANCHARD - When Kilauea Volcano erupts in May 2018, back-to-the-land farmers June and Lani must decide whether to stay and protect their Big Island homestead against everyday threats like feral pigs and potential looters,

Correcting for White People
June 03, 2021

ANDREA THORNTON BOLDEN - Recently in America, issues of race have dominated the news. This short, powerful essay is a reflection on all of the small adjustments and considerations Black people make to keep themselves alive — what author Andrea Thornto...

Ashes in California
May 27, 2021

EMLYN CAMERON - After his father dies, Emlyn Cameron returns to his hometown in California, which is menaced by COVID-19 and massive wildfires, to unpack their relationship while sorting the contents of his father’s storage unit. -

Through the Hole
May 20, 2021

ROBIN LUCE MARTIN - Nothing, but nothing, interrupts the daily quests that preoccupy the precious patrons and harried staff of New York City’s Upper East Side shop, Spanking Buttons, until the "Blonde Mace Attack" precipitates a collision and disappea...