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Reviewed by Marcela Fuentes What She Was Saying, a finalist for the Katherine Anne Porter Award, delves into memory and desire, loss and longing, and the unexpected pathos of the commonplace. In these finely-wrought stories, Marjorie Maddox reveals the complex…

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Review by Ros Howell Ellen Meeropol’s third novel, Kinship of Clover, explores difference, interconnectedness and the potential for new life to grow in the ashes of tragic loss. Her characters are linked together like winding tendrils leading back to…

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Review by Lorraine Currelley Jamaican culture is cast as a main character in Here Comes the Sun. Readers get to experience Jamaican culture through a socio-political and economic lens. Nicole Dennis- Benn has woven together a story that is complex…

Highlights

The Exit Coach Megan Staffel How do we find the courage to change?  In The Exit Coach, a collection of six stories and a novella, the characters arrive at an impasse that requires them to step out of the wreckage of…

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Review by Rosalind Howell – In Margo Orlando Littell’s first novel, Each Vagabond by Name (winner of the University of New Orleans’ Publishing Lab prize), a Pennsylvanian town stands as a microcosm for our response to the millions of…

#febflash Prompts

Tsaurah Litzky 1. Make an abstraction come to life by rendering it in specific details.i.e. for Old Age “Jenny was frightened that it was getting harder and harder for her to make it across the street before the light started…

#febflash Prompts

“Mash Stories www.mashstories.com, has a good system, where they take three words, and then require the participants of each contest to use those three words, exactly as they are, in a story that is 500 words or fewer (and in…

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