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Glimmer Train Stories, #70 (Glimmer Train #70)

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Literary short stories by established and emerging writers.

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Aria Beth Sloss
Toward a Theory of Blindness
The dirt blows in through the windows, leaving a dusting like pollen across my bed; out along the roads, it paints over the baobabs until the wood's just a shape, a mess of red fingers grabbing at the sky.

Scott Nadelson
Aftermath
"Whoa! Larry! Whoa!"
He fell f

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This particular issue features eight short stories, an author interview and a brief essay, and I was immediately impressed with the first story, Stephanie Dickinson's "A Hole in the Soup." The story deals with a young woman trapped in a hospital in New Orleans immediately following the flood. Not only does the story have a spectacular title, but the prose is solid and the situation more than gripping. Not just the strongest piece in the issue
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Feb 28, 2010 Nancy rated it really liked it
Of the nine short stories and one author interview included in this issue I particularly liked the following, beginning with “A Hole in the Soup” by Stephanie Dickinson. My reaction when I finished this story was WOW, Dickinson can write—each word pulls you forward as she tells the story of three patients trapped in a flooded hospital during Hurricane Katrina. “Delicate Edible Birds” by Lauren Groff was equally strong. She tells the story of a female journalist during WWII forced to prostitute ...more
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