Posts Tagged "Novelette"

«Légendaire.»

by on Jul 6, 2017 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

9,400 Words Having seen the reggaezzi perform, the righteous of Sea-john shake their heads in wonder. They will then murmur severally or as one, «Légendaire.»   [Tonight] The cavalcade forms up. In beats, without words, the drummers argue a bass line. While higher registers wait in...

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Aunt Dissy’s Policy Dream Book

by on Apr 4, 2017 in Short Fiction | 9 comments

7,700 Words “Want some candy?” Aunt Dissy asked when I was seven. Delighted, I thrust open my hand. “Let me see it,” she said. She grabbed my hand before I could hide it in my pocket, forced me to reveal the map that was the dark life lines of my palm. Aunt Dissy shook her head and...

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Luminaria

by on Mar 7, 2017 in Short Fiction | 2 comments

10,100 Words Each invitation, written on thick paper, hand-sweet, heavy stock. Deckled edges. Shadows grow long. The cicadas whir in the heat. She descends the great stairs to the foyer, taking small steps, white hand on the balustrade, pale as the travertine brought from Italian shores....

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Agent of V.A.L.I.S.

by on Mar 1, 2016 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

8,200 Words Philip K. Dick — American author (1928-1982) of many novels and short stories. In later years Dick began to believe he was in touch with a cosmic intelligence, which he called V.A.L.I.S. He also believed that the year was 50 A.D. and that the Roman Empire “never ended.” Jesus...

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On the Occasion of My Retirement

by on Feb 22, 2016 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

Thank you all—faculty and students, deans and provosts, Ms. President and our board, community members and honored guests for coming today. I suppose I’ll begin with a few prefatory remarks about the recent events in my life. My appearance here, and my mode of dress, and even my manner...

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