Posts Tagged: Necessary Fiction

A Story to Use and Reuse

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At Necessary Fiction, Anna Rowser’s story “Breaking Down” effectively uses the subject of recycling as a metaphor to subtly explore what the narrator wants, needs, uses, reuses, and casts off both physically and emotionally. It’s fiction that makes you rethink what you’ve been throwing away: Despite her best efforts, she was doing little to hold […]

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This Week in Short Fiction

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Leesa Cross-Smith’s debut story collection, Every Kiss a War, dropped last week from Mojave River Press. Written in the second person, her incantatory response reads like a spiritual to-do list, almost a story in itself. Try a sip: Drink red wine, cold. Buy cheap beer and sparklers. Wear a skirt and cowboy boots. Kiss in an empty […]

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Here Are Some Stories Seth Likes

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Here are links to stories I read this week that I liked and I hope you’ll like too. “It’s not that we wouldn’t be able to lay our hands on bodily fluids via some other avenue, says Stephen, it’s just that prohibiting their sale on eBay is an egregious encroachment of our rights as Americans.” […]

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Here’s Some Stories I Like

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As always, here’s some very short stories that’ll only take you a few moments to read but that made me feel something and hopefully will do the same for you. “The messages most people send are very simple.” — At jmww, “April 1854: Richard Word, 30” by Brian Kiteley. “Maybe by now, dissolved in your […]

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