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When deprived of sensory input, humans experience miraculous, spiritual things Read more

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The wind blows. The sun dwindles. The ice waits. Read more

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Despite the distracting jewellery, the cleavage and the exercised bodies, we look in the mirror and say, What happened? By M.A.C. Farrant. Read more

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Overflow, Michael Levin

A sleepwalking old man brings a community together in the waves of the sea. Read more

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Jenny didn’t have to run away to join the circus—it came to her. But not with midgets, bearded ladies or elephant men in tow. No sir, the circus had gone out and bought itself some style. Read more

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"Gypsy Goat Woman" by Jake Genen

A young girl gets a taste of show business by acting as Sleeping Beauty in a sideshow. Read more

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In this excerpt from Adam Gilders' Another Ventriloquist, a father builds his daughter a swan's nest, a ventriloquist revises his act, and a beaver terrorizes a neighbourhood. Read more

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In this excerpt from Steven Heighton's new book, The Dead Are More Visible, a firefighter must decide what lives are worth saving in the heat of a four-alarm fire. The official line is that firefighters save people—but what about reptiles? Read more

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In Katie Daubs' short fiction, a father writes a deathbed letter to his children, explaining the surprising way he really met their mother. Read more

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"We smoke, sometimes we drink, pop a few pills, eat peanuts, or suck on hard candy." Nine unambiguous short stories by David Albahari. Read more

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