Phil Jourdan

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Phil Jourdan is the author of Praise of Motherhood (Zero Books), What Precision, Such Restraint (Perfect Edge) and John Gardner: A Tiny Eulogy (Punctum Books).

He is editor of scifi and fantasy at Angry Robot, and managing editor at Repeater Books.

He is one of the co-founders of the online writing workshop and lit magazine, LitReactor.
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For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn.

I’m pretty happy to have a story published over at Eunoia Review. I think the editor, Ian Chung, is set to make a nice difference if he stays on his literary path, so it’s nice to have him recognize my writing in return.

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This story fairly represents the obsessive, inward, dialogue-heavy style I’ve been developing in my fiction. It’s about a dead baby, to an e Read more of this blog post »
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Praise of Motherhood

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What Precision, Such Restraint

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Chewing the Page: The Mourn...

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John Gardner: A Tiny Eulogy

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Uncle Manny

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When Thinking Is the Scream...

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Klondike: A Game of Ears

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“Maybe people are strangers because time makes them strangers, not because you don't know them, and people you've never met are strangers because you've spent so long not knowing them.”
Phil Jourdan, Uncle Manny

“And she wouldn't be there. She'd be off somewhere he'd never find her. That was the nature of the woman he loved, to be elsewhere.”
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“Because I am thought to be important I am left alone. They call me doctor but I am not the kind of doctor they believe I am. I cannot mend a broken leg and am useless to everyone onboard. By virtue of my professorship I am granted peace.”
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“And she wouldn't be there. She'd be off somewhere he'd never find her. That was the nature of the woman he loved, to be elsewhere.”
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“The mountain in the distance grows darker as we approach it, but it isn't black, and the thought slips into my mind: perfect blackness is impossible now. And because I don't know what that means, and because this is all a dream, I accept the thought unconditionally.”
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“Maybe people are strangers because time makes them strangers, not because you don't know them, and people you've never met are strangers because you've spent so long not knowing them.”
Phil Jourdan, Uncle Manny

“Because I am thought to be important I am left alone. They call me doctor but I am not the kind of doctor they believe I am. I cannot mend a broken leg and am useless to everyone onboard. By virtue of my professorship I am granted peace.”
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“Love is opening up, removing stitches prematurely, letting the wound tremble in the sunlight.”
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Richard Thanks for accepting the friend request, Phil! I look forward to further conversation.


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