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Springtime on Mars: Stories
Bees swarm. A president is assassinated. A young mother is electrocuted in her own basement. A space shuttle vanishes. One couple is struck by sudden wealth, another by lightning. An older woman obsesses over a bag boy at the local supermarket. People everywhere watch the sky for signs of intelligent life on Mars and covert Russian space missions. The television era begins ...more
paperback, 183 pages
Published February 28th 2008 by Press 53
(first published 2008)
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This collection really took off for me with the story "Love Falling," and each story thereafter just kept building on the previous one. Great emotional resonance mixed in with religion and science. "The Billy Story" was absolutely heart-breaking for me to read, but subtly captured something important. ...more
Susan Woodring is the author of two novels, Goliath (St. Martin’s Press, 2012) and The Traveling Disease (Main Street Rag, 2007) and a short story collection, Springtime on Mars (Press 53, 2008). Her short fiction has appeared in Isotope, Passages North, turnrow, and Surreal South, among other anthologies and literary magazines. Her work has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and her short ...more