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Read Issue #305

The Past Collects Its Debts

By Libby Flores

Libby Flores’s new story, “The Past Collects Its Debts,” introduces us to an unnamed boy the day of his mother’s funeral and then takes us on a personal and epic journey, moving us with narrative grace and sharp prose through his adolescence, his first loves, more loss. Ultimately, through her deeply emotional storytelling, Libby offers us a complex picture of masculinity.

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The Exorsister

By Nic Anstett

A trans woman attempts to redefine her relationship with her demonically possessed sister in One Story Issue #304: Nic Anstett’s “The Exorsister.”

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Eleven Things You Don’t Remember

By Oliver Reimers

In Oliver Reimers’ “Eleven Things You Don’t Remember”—one of the winners of our Teen Writing Contest—a friendship between two teens changes when longing and wanderlust enter the picture.

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