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Trey Keeve takes us to Virginia. McLeod Logue figures her mother's eaten a worm. Tarek Ghaddar's middle name is Mohamad. Byung A. Fallgren plunges into the icy stream; ages blue and deep. Audrey Gidman lets us peek at her notes. Robbie Q. Telfer terrifies his lover with frogs. Jennifer L. Freed opens a cabinet. Benjamin Faro finds the middle coda in Beethoven's last unwritten fantasia, and Emma Miao recovers a whimpering baby, fingers nestled on triggers and so much future undelivered.
Daniel Riddle Rodriguez quizzes us. Alyssa Greenberg sneaks us into a disused miniature golf complex at the edge of town, while Joe Baumann barrels down I-70, brake lights flashing like rubies on one side of the highway, headlights like pearls on the other. Amy Barnes speculates on how a trio of fake horses appeared in the town square. Diana Xin takes out the garbage. Emilee Prado goes back and forth until we are in sync, and Melissa Wiley knows why the women are doing their laundry in the public fountain.
"How to Spot a Monster: A Field Guide for Girls"
“He tells you every woman has thought about selling it at least once. 'Like suicide,' he says. 'Or same-sex sex...'”
“When he walked past the shared laundromat, empty cans followed after him like a line of ducklings, rattling against the asphalt, stirred by the autumnal breeze.”
What do Lemony Snicket (AKA Daniel Handler), April Sinclair (whose book, Coffee Will Make You Black, will soon be a major motion picture) and luminary poet Arisa White have in common?
Subnivean. Catch these heavyweight authors in conversation, and then prepare to get read to like a baby at bedtime by the Subnivean Awards finalists: poets Chaun Ballard, Joan Kwon Glass, Canaan Morse and Emma Wynn; fiction writers Nicole Lynn Cohen, Jared Green, Angie Kang and Kyle Rea.
"I would recommend, like, a bottle of Jim Beam ... before Googling yourself." — Daniel Handler