Weekly Rumpus Fiction: Christopher Kennedy


The next Weekly Rumpus features flash fiction from Christopher Kennedy. Here’s an excerpt:

What are the odds that a fantastic one could ever lose to an ordinary asshole? Good, you think. The fantastic ones are always losing, mistaken for ordinary assholes, and the ordinary assholes are preening about disguised as the fantastic ones. This is the only explanation.

Christopher Kennedy’s most recent book is Ennui Prophet (BOA Editions, Ltd.). His work has appeared in many print and online journals and magazines, including Mississippi Review, Ploughshares, McSweeney’s, New York Tyrant, Ninth Letter, Wigleaf, and The Threepenny Review. In 2011, he was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. Kennedy is an associate professor of English at Syracuse University where he directs the MFA Program in Creative Writing. His chapbook of poems, Once I Saw You Laughing While I Was Feeling Sad, is forthcoming from Midnight City Books this summer.

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