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Amelia Gray

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Amelia Gray is a writer living in Los Angeles, CA. She is the author of AM/PM (Featherproof Books), Museum of the Weird, (FC2), THREATS (FSG). Her collection Gutshot (FSG) is coming April 2015. Her writing has appeared in American Short Fiction, VICE, McSweeney's, DIAGRAM, and Flaunt, among others.


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The tape on the package was striped with waxed string. David dug his fingernails underneath the perimeter of the tape and clawed at it. He didn’t want to go to the kitchen for a knife, and he spent an extra piece of time examining the entire package to find the loose end that could be pulled up. Inside the package was a Styrofoam carton, sealed with another kind of thick tape. A receipt was a... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.47 · 2,978 ratings · 598 reviews · 21 distinct works · Similar authors
Threats
3.02 of 5 stars 3.02 avg rating — 1,493 ratings — published 2012 — 10 editions
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AM/PM
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 620 ratings — published 2009 — 5 editions
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Museum of the Weird
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Gutshot: Stories
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Labyrinth
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On The Predator
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“Tess realized one of the great modern dating sadnesses: everyone is so used to the comforting glow of the computer screen that no one can go so far as to say "good morning" in public without being liquored up.”
Amelia Gray, AM/PM

“I feel like a brand new bitch.”
Amelia Gray, AM/PM

“Why does the rain make us feel so romantic and strange? Maybe it's the fact that we are unnatural spectators of it, from inside our homes, and it is a reminder that we have the power to live our whole lives like this, if we choose. It's not the smell of fertile ground kicked up by raindrops, or the slick leaves, or the way we must amplify our voices to be heard over this larger presence. It's the power of the rooftop that makes us want to fuck under it.”
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