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Juniper by Ross Jeffery

Ross Jeffery’s Juniper is a rare-breed indeed, a snarling animal of a novella that sinks its teeth into you and refuses to let go. From the very first line, we are draw into a surreal world where nobody is quite right in the head, and where the most innocuous people are fearsome tyrants behind closed

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Deadlines by Lukasz Drobnik

Your dear friend is in town, but all you’ve got is deadlines, deadlines, deadlines. She wears a blue dress and brings you ground coffee as a gift. The two of you have a blast, sure, walking down the boulevard, talking about your dreadful boyfriends, laughing, having some charcoal ice cream, but there’s a translation about

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The Starvation Response By Patrick Christie

My father always took a nap after lunch. He claimed it wasn’t a matter of choice. He simply couldn’t keep his eyes open. I’m convinced that the main reason he set up his own company was to indulge this habit. It was a small publishing house that printed etiquette guides. Miscellanea protocol of a world

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In the Dream House By Carmen Maria Machado

Places are never just places in a piece of writing…The Dream House was never just the Dream House. Picture a house. What do you see? The outside? The front door? A picket fence framing its border? Do you see the kitchen table or the wallpaper in the livingroom? The pigeons nesting in the roof? Can

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Letting Go By E.H. Jacobs

Tara wasn’t a bad girl. Doin’ bad things don’t make you bad. If she’d been born in another place, into a proper family, she might’ve been an actress, or maybe a hostess at a fancy restaurant, or even an airline stewardess. She was pretty, her skin light and delicate like the lilies growing in front

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Two Years, Four Months, and Eleven Days of Rules by Joanna Franklin Bell

When I was 19, I secretly fell in love with a boy. He was 17. I first learned his body as I watched him walk across the campus green when he didn’t know I was looking—his curly dark hair, his camo jacket with all the pockets, his baggy jeans. I learned his face second, when

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Ritual by Steve Stred

Ritual by Steve Stred is a novella with some serious bite. It’s quite a difficult book to read on many levels, its no nonsense approach to taboo subjects causes an unease from pretty much page one and continues through the book to its grisly conclusion. You want to look away at numerous points, but Stred

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Toss by Giles Montgomery

“Fifty-fifty,” says the oncologist after some consideration. “Bloody hell,” says Doug, even though he’d asked. Of course he’d asked. Doug the gambler, the chancer, the fly-by-nighter. This time, more than any other, he had to know the odds. Because this time, they were his. He was the fighter in the ring facing a stone-cold ruthless

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The Codes of Love by Hannah Persaud

A raw and gritty look into the workings of a modern-day marriage, The Codes of Love is a gripping debut that combines soft, hazy images of the isolated countryside with the overwhelming intensity of love and lust. Hannah Persaud makes us question everything we think we understand about relationships and gets underneath the skin of

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Bend Over Boyfriend By Mike McClelland

“You can’t skip your own party,” Roger said as he handily tied his pale pink bowtie. I’d made the mistake of telling him I thought his bowties were cute when we’d first started dating, and I couldn’t very well tell him the truth now that we were married. Still, they suited his personality; classy, a

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