In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Shirley Hazzard’s short stories, an interview with Mateo Askaripour, and more.
In our weekend reading: new fiction by Mark Doten, Chandra Steele, and David Leo Rice; a hundred great horror stories; and more.
Thursday Night Special by Chandra Steele “If I was writing this story I would start at the red door,” he said from the top of the steps.
Pushed by Chandra Steele You check for the train. You lean slightly over the edge but only just a bit. Enough to brace yourself. Because it’s not only being pushed, you figure. There are the elderly women, blank-eyed to anything around them, three bags deep on either side—at least two of them capacious and plaid and plastic—fanned out like low-lying wings that could buffet you off the platform. There are the private dancers and singers, old-school headphones cupped over their […]