Her Body and Other Parties — Review

True confessions time — How many of you have bought a book based solely on the power of the author’s tweets? Although I had read Carmen Maria Machado’s story “The Husband Stitch”, really it was her strong Twitter game that inspired me to pre-order her short story collection “Her Body and Other Parties.” She had […]

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Elsewhere, We Became #4: Story Excerpt

Excerpt: The Devils of Logan Lake No one with their wits about them wants to be a Newman. When Matthew Newman scrawled his family name into the ledger, we felt a shiver ripple through Logan Lake. The fir coats of the deciduous forest shook with warning and the soil dried and cracked, the harvest that […]

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Elsewhere, We Became #3

You’re always leaving me. You make it hard to stay, to breathe. I hear the pounding of my heart, a series of uncertain knocks in my chest. Is anyone home? No, we’ve camped out for the nighttime, underneath a canopy of trees. I wait for him to break the silence again. I sense his smile […]

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