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Posts Tagged: exclusive excerpt

Rumpus Exclusive: “Kristy’s Invisible Hand and Das Baby-Sitters Club Kapital”

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The babysitters inspired me, and Kristy’s entrepreneurial vision seemed plain yet elegant; easy-to-follow, too.

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Rumpus Exclusive: “Soft Butch”

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For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be strong, to be tough. I didn’t want to be soft.

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Rumpus Exclusive: Excerpts from Execute the Office

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I am standing at the entrance to American History.

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Rumpus Exclusive: “Dear G.B.”

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There are many ways to be ripped to shreds.

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Rumpus Exclusive: “Sacred Stories”

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All anyone really wants is to be seen and heard, and yet we avoid seeing and hearing others every day.

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Rumpus Exclusive: “Neither Wicked Witch nor Fairy Godmother”

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[W]hat was going wrong? Why were our stories not being written or published?

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Rumpus Exclusive: The Intro to Best Debut Short Stories 2020

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There is a kind of candor that feels exciting, current.

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Rumpus Exclusive: “Brave Is a Decision”

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I’d crossed a line and owned a new secret life. There was no going back.

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Rumpus Exclusive: “Mira Returns to Athens”

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How had he seen me upon this initial meeting? How had I seen him?

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Rumpus Exclusive: “The Beautiful Dead”

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It was personal, as the detectives on my favorite shows always said.

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Rumpus Exclusive: “Lisbon, the Truncated City”

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Our love of the superfluous is helpful in better understanding ourselves.

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