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Welcome to the Fatherland

Welcome to the Fatherland

No one knows the son except the father, and no one knows the father except the son. But good luck convincing the son of that.
The Departure of Uncle Boris

The Departure of Uncle Boris

It costs you nothing to accept the fact of an old aunt’s vision—until suddenly that growing mania creeps inside you, seeking to nest and incubate.
Truck Stop Angels

Truck Stop Angels

Angel or no angel, the only thing that truly matters is backing up to that loading dock in St. Louis on time. And maybe this one story.
Irene

Irene

Never let go—not of memories, of friendship, of dreams, of hope, of love, or of the life you have. That was Irene’s final lesson.
The Lost Works of Pablo Müller-Wessely

The Lost Works of Pablo Müller-Wessely

Rumors of the existence of a substantial corpus in the poet’s native German, however uncanny, are what motivated an Andean expedition of our own.
A Paper Clip

A Paper Clip

Beauty is right there in front of you, and ugliness is right there too. You can take your pick.
Morty and Dolores

Morty and Dolores

Being caught up in the zombie apocalypse was bad enough. But on top of that we had to deal with two bickering ghosts who wouldn’t shut up.
Guided by Voices

Guided by Voices

In the wilds of Upstate New York America, a Belarusian immigrant finds himself torn between the ideologies of family, Joseph Smith . . . and lo-fi indie rock.
Home Like a Shadow

Home Like a Shadow

Is camouflaging our family roots with carefully crafted fictions enough to ensure we won’t grow up to be like our parents?
Dark Eyes

Dark Eyes

We all want to be seen and understood for who we really are. Until, of course, that wish comes true.
2018 Fall/Winter Fiction Contest—First Prize $500

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