Posts Tagged "Novelette"

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 | 4 comments

2018 Darrell Awards Finalist 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...

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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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Mountain

by on Sep 1, 2015 in Short Fiction | 2 comments

15,000 Words Translator: Holger Nahm Editor: Kim Fout, Verbena C.W. Where There’s a Mountain “Today is the day I’m finally going to get you to tell me what is up with you never going on land,” the Captain declared, arching an eyebrow. “It’s been five years and the Bluewater has docked in...

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