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03.01.2010 | | Posted at 04:54 PM

By Sean Aden Lovelace in the Sycamore Review

By Ken Brosky
Thought I'd share something from the Sycamore Review's website, since I'm a fan of its layout. Not only that, it has a gray background. That may sound trivial, but nothing makes reading easier on the ol' peepers than a non-white background.  From "Everyone Has a Snake Story" by Sean Aden Lovelace: � Let�s get the facts straight: A snake has scaly skin, no limbs, no external ears, no eye...
02.20.2010 | | Posted at 05:16 PM

From the Foundling Review

By Ken Brosky
I'm a sucker for stories that skirt the edges of traditional narration, and I think this particular short story does just that: it's relaxed, it has a very conversational tone, and it drew me in early on because I felt a closeness with the narrator. From "The Silence of Harold," by Pam Parker: �For forty-four years we lived over our corner drug store in Haydenville.  We talked. ...
02.16.2010 | | Posted at 10:10 PM

And everything is free!

By Ken Brosky
I thought it would be worth mentioning this particular mag I happened upon in the most unusual of ways. As a matter of fact, I don't actually remember how I came upon this. It's bookmarked, and I remember having read it some time ago and completely forgotten about it, and then at some point this week I remembered its name and did a little search. Once I reached their main site, it all came fl...
02.08.2010 | | Posted at 05:30 PM

Hailing from southeast Wisconsin

By Ken Brosky
Sheila Julson, a classmate of mine at Redbird Writing Studio's roundtable group, wanted me to share some of her stories she's written on the blog, and so here it is. See how simple that is, aspiring writers? It's not scary. What's the point of writing stories if you don't want to share them with everyone? All you have to do is email me. Sheila Julson has two stories currently on her Fictionaut ...
02.03.2010 | | Posted at 10:15 PM

By Dawn Allen

By Ken Brosky
Thought I'd share a short story by Dawn Allen, whom I just so happen to know and can vouch for. Not sure why I'd ever have to vouch for her, since all you need to do is read her stuff to know she's got talent. This is a short story from A Fly in Amber, an online fiction zine that has a really nice, easy-to-navigate blog-looking layout. From her story Branded in Gray:     Prison...
01.31.2010 | | Posted at 12:22 PM

An article and a response

By Ken Brosky
Maybe I should have used the subtitle "Do you care?" instead, but I prefer to look on the optimistic side of things whenever possible. Mainly because if I didn't, I would probably have shot myself in the head roughly around the same time I read Samuel Alito was appointed to the Supreme Court. So I just read "The Death of Fiction?" by Ted Genoways, and I got to thinking. A lot. The article is mo...
01.24.2010 | | Posted at 02:05 PM

From Sphere Literary Journal

By Ken Brosky
I was browsing through my few accomplishments over the past year and was looking up one of the literary mags that published one of my short stories, wondering if they were going to print up a copy or not. To my surprise, I found that all of their fiction is online and available to read for free! I went through and read my story again, and you know what? I'm still content with it. I've found tha...
01.18.2010 | | Posted at 12:50 PM

No, not mine ...

By Ken Brosky
A fellow classmate from UN's MFA program has set up a "novel-in-progress" blog. What does that mean, exactly? Well, these types of blogs are traditionally put together by courageous souls willing to share their works in progress. In this case, Dead Bears is just getting started, so you've got the chance to start at the beginning and watch how the novel slowly unfolds. A blip from the first entr...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Published in MAYDAY Magazine

By Ken Brosky
 Well, I'm back from my "vacation" at the University of Nebraska, just one short semester away from receiving my Master's Degree. I'm beat, but I managed to look up a few short-short stories that you might enjoy checking out while you're pooping around online.   Here's an excerpt from "Mooring Stones," by Paula Carter:   �He listens to the woman on the weather radio repeat...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

From Subtropics

By Ken Brosky
Since the current Subtropics issue is only featuring poetry (but still worth checking out!), I had to dig to find something in the fiction department that I can share. This was another literary journal that I happened upon when I attended the AWP conference in Chicago last year, and the issue I bought was a great read. An excerpt from "Give Me That," by Molly Giles: It was not until she par...