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Laundry Girl

Bubbling shells still sleep under the sand. They are making forms between their tight closed rims. White shirts are fluttering. The laundry girl kept bubbling…

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Ecstatic Cahoots: Fifty Short Stories by Stuart Dybek

Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperback, 208 pages Stuart Dybek’s Ecstatic Cahoots is a two-hundred page collection of fifty stories. They’re “bite-sized,” according to the market-…

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The Secret Life of Objects by Dawn Raffel

In The Secret Life of Objects, Dawn Raffel treats readers to dozens of flash nonfictions revolving around household bric-a-brac. Each object, which titles a chapter,…

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Moths

You were a friendless child capturing moths in glass jars, telling them the names of kids at your school under your breath, your mother teaching…

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Permission

You’re flying from Baltimore to Dallas, and you tell yourself twenty chips—that’s one serving, one-hundred-and-forty calories, not bad. So you begin with an emphatic inaugural…

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