Posts Tagged "ursula vernon"

The Dark Birds

by on Jan 9, 2017 in Short Fiction | 6 comments

7,600 words My mother had daughters year after year, and one by one, my father devoured us. There were only three names allowed in the family, and only three children. There was the oldest, who was always Ruth, and the middle child, who was always Susan. The youngest was “the baby” or...

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Eugie Foster Award Shortlisted “Pocosin”

by on Jun 23, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Two years ago the writing world lost a great author, Eugie Foster, to Lymphoma. In her honor, an award has been founded for innovative short fiction.  The shortlist for this year has been released and we are proud to announce that Ursula Vernon’s “Pocosin” from Issue...

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Interview with Ursula Vernon

by on Jan 26, 2016 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

British folklore offers the story of “Rawhead and Bloody Bones,” a cautionary tale about a boogeyman who lives in ponds and sometimes under the stairs. Rawhead is a horrid looking monster, and if you see him, you’re done for. In the American South, the story changed to follow Rawhead, a...

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Razorback

by on Jan 25, 2016 in Short Fiction | 10 comments

5,800 Words Author’s Note: The story of Rawhead and Bloody Bones originated in Europe but migrated to the American South and underwent a local transformation. The definitive folklore version is likely S. E. Schlosser’s and is very much worth reading on its own.   There was a witch...

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The Tomato Thief

by on Jan 5, 2016 in Short Fiction | 13 comments

14,000 Words Grandma Harken lived on the edge of town, in a house with its back to the desert. Some people said that she lived out there because she liked her privacy, and some said that it was because she did black magic in secret. Some said that she just didn’t care for other people,...

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