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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: 3.51 · 4,873 ratings · 958 reviews · 27 distinct works · Similar authors
Threats

3.01 avg rating — 1,918 ratings — published 2012 — 10 editions
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Gutshot

3.65 avg rating — 1,119 ratings — published 2015 — 3 editions
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AM/PM

3.97 avg rating — 779 ratings — published 2009 — 5 editions
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Museum of the Weird

3.79 avg rating — 669 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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Labyrinth

3.45 avg rating — 53 ratings — published 2015
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On The Predator

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These Are the Fables

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Isadora

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A slim novel packed with delicious prose, easy to lose yourself in and hard to leave behind.
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Taut and tender, MOTHEREST one-ups the messy teenage page-turner, finding real human truths in its story of a vanished mother and a struggling daughter a source for the sourceless longing of growing up.
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Grief takes an unnerving path through a singular mind in Sorry to Disrupt the Peace. Beckett fans will find a familiar, but Patty Yumi Cottrell's voice is her very own.
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A great thing about short stories is how you can read one in a sitting for one mood, then another one, and then by the end of the book you have a stained window of moods inside you. This this more of a paper bag full of busted shards. It does bodily ...more
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A party in paragraphs that socks you in the mouth when you least expect. I’d pay tuition to this book if it meant I could stay the whole year.
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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.”
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“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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“ Let us consider the farmer who makes his straw hat his
sweetheart; or the old woman who makes a floor lamp her son;
or the young woman who has set herself the task of scraping
her shadow off a wall....

Let us consider the old woman who wore smoked cows’
tongues for shoes and walked a meadow gathering cow chips
in her apron; or a mirror grown dark with age that was given
to a blind man who spent his nights looking into it, which
saddened his mother, that her son should be so lost in
vanity....

Let us consider the man who fried roses for his dinner,
whose kitchen smelled like a burning rose garden; or the man
who disguised himself as a moth and ate his overcoat, and for
dessert served himself a chilled fedora.... ”
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