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Josh Wagner

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Josh Wagner was born with a hole in his heart, a Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD). He’s fine now. He studied Creative Writing and Lit at the University of Montana and received his MSc from Edinburgh University in 2019. Between all the schooling, Wagner has worked in comics, film and theatre, but prose remains his true and abiding love.

The author of four novels and dozens of short stories, Wagner's work has been described as surreal and fantastic, metafictional and paradoxical, poetic and whimsical. His stories have been published by Cafe Irreal, Not One of Us, Cleaver Magazine, Medulla Review, Lovecraft eZine, and Image Comics.

Josh spent his formative years close to the ocean and then later in the mountains. Torn between these forces, he c
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First Month in Japan

I refuse to believe it’s already been a month, even though Spain seems like a lifetime ago now. I’ll never get over how travel messes with our perception of time.




I’m writing from my little apartment in the south of Osaka, a low down neighborhood with plenty of personality. I’ve learned so much already, my preconceptions of Japan simultaneously obliterated, reinforced, and nuanced. There are places Read more of this blog post »
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“ 'I have nothing to offer you but a lifetime’s worth of failures and misfortune,' Sergio said with damp eyes,
'but they are yours if you want them.'

And for some reason buried deep in the incomprehensible mystery that is woman, she did want them. Very much.”
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