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Read Issue #291

Let Your Body Meet the Ground

By Talia Lakshmi Kolluri

A pigeon tangles with a kite string in the skies over Delhi, is wounded and felled, and confronts a mysterious being determined to help, in Talia Lakshmi Kolluri’s wildly inventive short story.

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Read Issue #290

From the Comfort of Your Own Home

By Lincoln Michel

“From the Comfort of Your Own Home” drops us into a virtual reality artists’ residency, where struggling writer Stella finds herself interacting with a program that’s been hacked by an invading force.

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In this online workshop, author Rachel Lyon will guide students through the sometimes mechanical, often mysterious process of writing a short story.

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Read Issue #69

Six Rules to Lose Ten Pounds in Five Days

By Jenny Hu

In Jenny Hu’s contest-winning story, “Six Rules to Lose Ten Pounds in Five Days,” a teen girl struggles with body image in a world that glorifies thinness.

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