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FICTION: Sketching Sunsets by Alice Kouzmenko

Her Most of the world is perceived through a blurred lens. Fathers see their daughters through tinted glass, tattooed with a set of too-strict rules and inflated expectations, scratched enough to impair their vision. Between Dad’s high hopes and my sister’s PhD, me and my sketching hobby didn’t stand a chance. My evenings were a

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Halloween Short Story Competition: WINNER!

Thank you to everyone who entered the STORGY Halloween Short Story Competition! It was a pleasure to read the diverse entries received, and we are honored to have experienced the thrill of reading such fine writing. Our editors have chosen the winning stories and over the course of the next week leading up to Halloween

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Halloween Short Story Competition: RUNNER UP!

Thank you to everyone who entered the STORGY Halloween Short Story Competition! It was a pleasure to read the diverse entries received, and we are honored to have experienced the thrill of reading such fine writing. Our editors have chosen the winning stories and over the course of the next week leading up to Halloween

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Halloween Short Story Competition: RUNNER UP!

Thank you to everyone who entered the STORGY Halloween Short Story Competition! It was a pleasure to read the diverse entries received, and we are honored to have experienced the thrill of reading such fine writing. Our editors have chosen the winning stories and over the course of the next week leading up to Halloween

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Halloween Short Story Competition: Shortlist – Day 4

Thank you to everyone who entered the STORGY Halloween Short Story Competition! It was a pleasure to read the diverse entries received, and we are honored to have experienced the thrill of reading such fine writing. Our editors have chosen the winning stories and over the course of the next week leading up to Halloween

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Halloween Short Story Competition: Shortlist – Day 3

Thank you to everyone who entered the STORGY Halloween Short Story Competition! It was a pleasure to read the diverse entries received, and we are honored to have experienced the thrill of reading such fine writing. Our editors have chosen the winning stories and over the course of the next week leading up to Halloween

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Halloween Short Story Competition: Shortlist – Day 2

Thank you to everyone who entered the STORGY Halloween Short Story Competition! It was a pleasure to read the diverse entries received, and we are honored to have experienced the thrill of reading such fine writing. Our editors have chosen the winning stories and over the course of the next week leading up to Halloween

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Halloween Short Story Competition: Shortlist – Day 1

Thank you to everyone who entered the STORGY Halloween Short Story Competition! It was a pleasure to read the diverse entries received, and we are honored to have experienced the thrill of reading such fine writing. Our editors have chosen the winning stories and over the course of the next week leading up to Halloween

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FICTION: Three Postcards from the Trumpocalypse by Gareth Dickson

I When he heard the explosions as he drove into camp, First Lieutenant Leonard Klein naturally assumed, it being Friday, that there was a hoopball match on. Hoopball was a slightly misleading name, as it did not involve a hoop at all, and though it was in part a throwing game, it did not involve

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BOOK REVIEW: The Beginning of the End by Ian Parkinson

There’s a problem that faces authors trying to write characters with a mental illness. Being inside the head of someone with a psychological condition doesn’t necessarily make for an interesting experience for the reader. The Beginning of the End, a debut novel by Ian Parkinson from publisher Salt, runs slap-bang into this problem. The main

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