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Meg Pokrass

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MEG POKRASS is the author of "Bird Envy" (bestseller at the Harvard Bookstore, April, 2014) "Here, Where We Live" a novella-in-flash (Rose Metal Press, 2014) and "Damn Sure Right (Press 53, 2011) about which Frederick Barthelme said "Meg Pokrass writes like a brain looking for a body. Wonderful, dark, unforgiving."

Her stories appear in over 200 literary journals and continue to be widely anthologized, most recently in "Flash Fiction International" (W.W.Norton, 2015).

Pokrass' publications include Green Mountains Review, McSweeney's, Green Mountains Review, The Rumpus, PANK, Smokelong Quarterly, Mississippi Review, MidAmerican Review, NANO Fiction, 100-Word Story, The Literarian, storySouth, Failbetter, Gigantic. Meg's humor pieces, co-writ

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Damn Sure Right

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My personal favorite story in this collection is "Offerings," which originally appeared in The New Yorker in the 1980s. "Offerings" is not "flash" but it is very small for a traditional short story length, I am guessing maybe under 3000 words. I can'
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"This is a great coming-of-age book for girls and post-Vietnam War novel bound up all together. Sam Hughes is delightful."
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“My mother sighed, making me feel that I was placing an intolerable burden on her, and yet making me resent having to feel this weight. She looked tired, as she often did these days. Her tiredness bored me, made me want to attack her for it.”
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“I stepped inside the front hall and kicked off my snow boots. I slammed the door behind me, making the dark ruby and emerald glass shake in the small leaded panes. I slid purposely on the hall rug, causing it to bunch and crinkle on the slippery polished oak of the floor.”
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“She wakes up loving him, but not hard enough. He has dandelion hair. Stars fall and zip between them, they can't stop laughing; she falls asleep curled around him like a comma. He is gay, and often, he reminds her that she deserves better. She nods seriously and then forgets.”
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37905 National Book Critics Circle — 294 members — last activity May 02, 2016 03:10PM
The National Book Critics Circle honors outstanding writing and fosters a national conversation about reading, criticism and literature.
10105 Gold Wake Press — 193 members — last activity May 21, 2010 02:18AM
Gold Wake Press publishes poetry, & plays/novels-in-verse.
44031 Q&A with Livia Blackburne on Neuroscience of Reading and Writing — 134 members — last activity Oct 29, 2012 07:59AM
What is it that transforms a page of words into something that moves us and leaves us changed? From February 13, 2011 to March 15, 2011, Livia Blackbu ...more
56412 Necessary Fiction — 83 members — last activity Apr 24, 2012 10:43PM
A complementary group to the webjournal Necessary Fiction, to share books by our contributors and from our reviews section.
78545 Press 53's 53-word story contests — 14 members — last activity Sep 08, 2012 04:54PM
Every week we post a new 53-words story at our Press 53 blog each week with a new theme. I create the weekly contest and ju ...more
188962 Little Free Library #26112 — 31 members — last activity May 02, 2016 05:22PM
Independent library open to the public with a "bring a book/take a book" method of sharing reading materials. 4975 Comanche Trail Stow, OH 44224
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