v23n9

12.23.16

'My Fame'

A young woman remembers the glory days when she was semi-famous in Milwaukee, before the haters took her down.

12.22.16

'Your Character'

Forty different ways writers torture their characters.

12.21.16

'The Grave Bench'

A writer struggles to get a hold of the story of his grandmother-in-law's Christmas wish, for a bench that will sit by her tombstone.

12.20.16

'Derek Jeter,' a Story by Thessaly La Force

Two young women in the fashion industry try to keep their heads above water, whether it's by dating rich guys or stealing clothes from the magazine where they work.

12.16.16

A Story from Roxane Gay's Upcoming Collection, 'Difficult Women'

A girl goes with her father to see his mistress regularly. When her father dies, she pays the mistress one last visit and learns something surprising.

12.15.16

'A Paraguayan Getaway,' a Short Story by Christine Smallwood

A woman in Buenos Aires starts sleeping with an effete American. Together they get away to Paraguay, where the man's naïveté and weakness is laid bare.

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12.13.16

A Deleted Scene from the Screenplay 'Hema Hema'

Masked guests assembled for an anonymous ritual attend a play within a play: the illustration of the death experience.

12.12.16

An Excerpt from Rachel Cusk's Upcoming Novel, 'Transit'

A teacher has a student to her house and helps the student unwind her obsession with the painter Marsden Hartley, The student realizes the fixation first began with an older man and a midnight walk in Paris.

12.9.16

'Meta,' a Short Story by Charles Bock

A woman whose wife is dying in the hospital meditates on the meaning of life.

12.8.16

'A Fair Price,' a Short Story by Joshua Ferris

A man heading into adulthood and marriage hires a day laborer to help him move his things out of storage. But the day laborer bears a resemblance to the young man's abusive stepfather, and miscommunications between the two escalate to violence.

12.7.16

'I Don't Know What I Did Last Summer'

A love triangle between a Danish Poet, a Danish Artist, and a cool young woman who may be a little too smart for her own good.

12.6.16

'Undergrad'

The narrator recounts six brushes with rape in college. In short troubling episodes, he describes things he heard and victims he met—both accuser and accused.

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