Tag: Phone

FICTION: Your Kind of Thing by D.T. Mattingly

In our bedroom, darkness welcomed silence. I would stare out of the window into the neighborhood lights emanated by its street lamps, searching for comfort, until the blinds would storm shut. Maya would close them fiercely, creating the sound of a colossal zipper working to help hold up the pants of a giant. Or much

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FICTION: Cynthia, where are you? by Simon Lowe

It’s an ambient scene, this world, so at ease. Giving up space to be here. Playing dead in the parks, on beaches, pointing at dots in the sky, a dallying sun. Goodness, look at us lolloping for a change! Paused in manic time, re-tuning ourselves for the day. But not so Jenny and Terry. Whilst

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FICTION: The Coolest Kid in School by Andrew Stiggers

Come on, you know it’s true. There’s no doubting it. I am the one – the coolest kid in school. When I woke just now, I had this smile on my face. I always do. You see, every morning I wake up having dreamt the same thing. Fighting with bad guys to save the world;

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FICTION: Waiting by Brooks Rexroat

It came from the South, that first breeze. Monte Verlassen slung his line once more into Lake Huron, far more interested in a peaceful afternoon alone than whether any fish might take the lure. When the wind picked up again, it came gradually. In 50 years fishing off Hapsequah Island, he’d never encountered substantial wind

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BOOK REVIEW: Phone by Will Self

Phone. Is this a noun or a verb? Is it labelling what has become a common household object, a daily tool so enmeshed in our lives that we no longer notice its presence? Or is it, rather, giving an imperative? Phone him. Phone her. In the answer to this question may lie much of the

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