Hilary Plum offers up an excerpt from her novel, Strawberry Fields, winner of the Fence Modern Prize in Prose, about the Iraq war and journalism.
“For two months I lived in a hostel in Columbus, Ohio. There were five of us altogether. There were two heroin addicts. There was Keith. And there was Chloe.” New fiction by Joseph Grantham.
“His design had 1,500 pieces in 9 different colors—from beige for the skin to electric blue for the pantsuit.” New fiction by Lynn Mundell.
David Joez Villaverde
“You once told me that no one memorable ever really dies. You were wrong.” New fiction by David Joez Villaverde.
“And the rain came down and the blue Datsun sunk in the mud, rek-rek-kek-kek-kek.” New fiction by Bud Smith.
“The suffering is a collection of silences waiting to be inflicted.” New short fiction by Max Oginz.
“Minnie looked around the waiting room annoyed with the anxious energy thrusted in her direction for the purposes of penetrating her inhuman appearance of peacefulness. She looked around to appear unannoyed.” New short fiction by Sarah Estime.
“With sad magnificence you wandered, terrorizing passengers who secretly wished to pat your fur and stroke your muzzle. They hid their coin. They hid themselves. Judged.” New short fiction by Ulrica Hume.
“Already even then the actor who occupied center stage had been replaced by a marionette that looked like him, so much so that many years later the actor began to assume marionette-like movements and even fashioned his clothes to resemble that of a doll’s.” New fiction by Gaurav Monga.
“The other aides don’t know King-King like me. The other aides think he is a pervert. But the other aides are wrong.” New fiction by Harris Lahti.