Anhedonia

Ted McLoof

So we’re on our way to the restaurant when the kid turns to me and she goes, Dad, who is this lady? Just like that she says it, Who is this lady, eight years old and already she sounds like a snotty teenager, which she just so clearly gets from her mother that it isn’t even worth going into.…

Fauna and Blood

Yasmine Beverly Rana

In 2013 the playwright Yasmine Rana was invited to submit a short play for a ten-minute festival in New York. She responded with a piece that was, in part, a dramatic response to the art installation by Imran Qureshi at…

Super

Melissa Goodrich

Out in our backyard, my brothers started picking superpowers and I chose “breathe water.” Gary chose super strength so he grabbed me by my ankles and dunked me hair-first into the pool.…

Complete Fictions: On the Rewritings of Gabriel Blackwell

Daniel Green

The Natural Dissolution of Fleeting-Improvised-Men is subtitled “The Last Letter of H.P. Lovecraft,” and is offered to us as a letter putatively written by Lovecraft a few days before his death, along with an introduction by the man who claims to have found it (“Gabriel Blackwell”), a series of annotations, and a few extended endnotes.…

Autumn Sonata

Marcia Aldrich

I wonder if anyone experiences Autumn Sonata, Ingmar Bergman’s meditation on the knotted relations of mothers and daughters, as intensely I do. …

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