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Read Issue #315


By William Lohier

In William Lohier’s new story, “Drapetomania,” a national running epidemic that only targets Black men, women, and children sets the stage for a deep and compelling exploration of what it means to suffer the violence of othering.

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Read Issue #314

The Love Lives of Gods and Ghosts

By Sanjena Sathian

In Sanjena Sathian’s “The Love Lives of Gods and Ghosts,” a grown daughter, having moved to the U.S., returns to Bangalore to check on the construction of her mother’s future retirement home and finds herself on a narrow path between old and new worlds—and not as equipped to navigate it as she’d anticipated.

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Read Issue #75

A Piece of Him

By Karli Roth

In “A Piece of Him,” the award-winning short story by teen writer Karli Roth, a girl who’s lost her brother reconsiders the choices she’s made for how best to honor his memory.

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