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Gary V. Powell

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Gary V. Powell, a former lawyer, is a stay-at-home dad to a thirteen year-old son. His stories and flash fiction have appeared most recently at Bartleby Snopes, Carvezine, Thrice Fiction, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, Camroc Press Review, Blue Fifth Review, and Best New Writing 2015. In addition to winning the 2015 Gover Prize for short-short fiction, his work has placed in other national contests including The Press 53 Prize (2012), Glimmer Train Short-Short Contest (2013), and the Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize (2014). His first novel, Lucky Bastard, is available through Main Street Rag Press.

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Lucky Bastard
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Speedos, Tattoos, and Felons
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Pleased to announce that my story "Bear" was a finalist for Fiction Southeast's Editor's Prize, and that my story "Drone" was a Guest Editor's pick at the illustrious Smokelong Quarterly.

"Drone" was inspired by an event that occurred recently. I awoke one night to the sound of what I think was a drone. I used that experience as the launching pad for a story about the juxtaposition of modern tec...

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