Posts Tagged "short fiction review"

Words for Thought–April 2017

by on Mar 30, 2017 in Nonfiction | 2 comments

It’s spring, a time to consider the cycle of death and rebirth, new life emerging from the blanket of winter. Some of these stories do feature literal rebirth, but what really ties them together is the question of what it means to be alive in the first place. What does it mean to...

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Words for Thought–March 2017

by on Feb 27, 2017 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

Welcome to March’s Words for Thoughts. This month’s stories are apt for the current political climate, portraying tension between the self and the other, suspicion, distrust, but also healing and hope. Black Like Them by Troy L. Wiggins, published in Issue 39 of Fireside...

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Words for Thought–February 2017

by on Jan 30, 2017 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

As I write this, the wind is howling around the corners of the house in a threatening manner. It seems an appropriate background noise for this month’s stories, which all share an element of the struggle between humanity and nature, either at their heart, or around their edges. The...

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Words for Thought–January 2017

by on Dec 30, 2016 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

A new year is upon us, bringing a chance for a fresh start. The year behind us was a grim one in many ways, and we’re not out of the dark yet, but these five stories speak to different ways of looking at power, fighting back within in imperfect world, and carry within them notes of...

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Words for Thought–December 2016

by on Nov 23, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Winter can be a bleak time of year, with colder weather and shorter days. It can be a time for introspection, and as such, December’s Words for Thought focuses on stories about the nature of self, and the struggle to find a balance between the light and the darkness within. The...

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