Posts tagged 2013

Fire

Eric’s stomach is smooth and flat and there’s a trail of hair there like on a normal person, but his thighs down to the tips of his toes are still ruddy and hairless, all the…

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Dead Languages

The last known speakers of American English were garbage men. In a rural county of Ohio they worked sorting trash for a nanoshuffler that emitted ozone and vitamin gas. They spoke normally elsewhere, but since…

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Make the Mark

An excerpt from “Make the Mark” by Trevor Dodge, appearing in Fall 2013 (Vol. 60.1). We’re in the ER but there’s no blood, nothing broken. When they check my wife in they ask her the…

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