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The 2017 Fiction Issue
The 2017 Fiction Issue

An Excerpt from Ottessa Moshfegh's Upcoming Novel, 'My Year of Rest and Relaxation'

A woman decides to hibernate by taking as many psychiatric medications as she can convince her psychiatrist to prescribe her. But reality calls her out of hibernation when her best friend's mother dies, and she must go to the funeral.
Ottessa Moshfegh
12.22.17
The 2017 Fiction Issue
The 2017 Fiction Issue

A Short Story from Alexia Arthurs's Upcoming Collection, 'How to Love a Jamaican'

A local murder haunts a woman.
Alexia Arthurs
12.21.17
The 2017 Fiction Issue
The 2017 Fiction Issue

'Wrath,' a Short Essay on Losing Your Temper by Allen Pearl

A writing teacher flips out on his students.
Allen Pearl
12.20.17
The 2017 Fiction Issue
The 2017 Fiction Issue

'Love Is Sadness,' a Short Essay on Losing Your Temper by David Shields

What a good man says to his wife when he is at his worst.
David Shields
12.19.17
The 2017 Fiction Issue
The 2017 Fiction Issue

'Rage Blackouts,' a Short Essay on Losing Your Temper by Sadie Stein

The author dreams of losing her temper.
Sadie Stein
12.18.17
The 2017 Fiction Issue
The 2017 Fiction Issue

'Rooster,' a Short Essay on Losing Your Temper by Walter Kirn

Going to war with a rooster.
Walter Kirn
12.15.17
The 2017 Fiction Issue
The 2017 Fiction Issue

'The Bully,' a Short Essay on Losing Your Temper by Akhil Sharma

The author feels enraged by a man who is dying.
Akhil Sharma
12.14.17
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Alena Graedon on Writing About Breakups and Self-Defense

On this episode of 'The VICE Magazine Podcast,' the fiction writer describes the inspiration for her story "The Padded Attacker."
ELLIS JONES
12.13.17
The 2017 Fiction Issue
The 2017 Fiction Issue

'Sarah,' a Short Story by Victoria Freisner

A woman opens up to her therapist about the time her boyfriend raped her.
Victoria Freisner
12.13.17
The 2017 Fiction Issue
The 2017 Fiction Issue

'The Invention of Perspective,' a Story by Paul Maliszewski

A man takes his son and an out-of-town guest to the museum, and his two selves—father and friend—clash.
Paul Maliszewski
12.12.17
The 2017 Fiction Issue
The 2017 Fiction Issue

'Inside the Presidential Bungalow,' an Excerpt from Luke Goebel's Upcoming Novel

A photoshoot takes a surprising turn.
Luke Goebel
12.7.17
The 2017 Fiction Issue
The 2017 Fiction Issue

'Emancipation,' a Story by Tim Parks

A man is perplexed by his repetitive thoughts about standing up to his boss over a young colleague of his who has been let go. He visits his former therapist to try to understand himself.
Tim Parks
12.6.17