Tagged: Fiction

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Men Who Help

Needing help is not a sign of patriarchal brainwashing.

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Short Story: Back to School

School had been out for a long time; longer than Jack could remember. He wasn’t sure why they’d had to stay away. But he was excited to be going back.

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Defending Skyler White

Is Breaking Bad’s Skyler White the least sympathetic character in all of fiction?

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Dystopia Week

Welcome to Dystopia Week. Let’s begin by taking a moment to understand why we write this way in the first place.

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New fiction by Christopher Carr.

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Stephen Glass Update

So, that Stephen Glass guy. Tried to become a lawyer. Whatever happened to him?

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The Bath

A short story about an old man, his loneliness, and his resolve to perform a simple ritual.

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Lies, Damned Lies, and Bar Applications

A few thoughts on recovering one’s reputation for good moral character from very public past misdeeds. There should both a skeptical eye cast towards those who have been dishonest in the past and room for redemption from mistakes made in the past — but when does the latter overcome the former? Is it enough to have stayed out of trouble?

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The Executioner

“I’ll get the right arm, you get the left. One of us will have the actual agents, and the other will have saline solution.”

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