New: Audio of Authors Reading Their Online Fiction


Big news, friends. Since January, we’ve been working on a little project: from here on out, you’ll be able to find audio content for our online exclusives embedded with the text of the stories and over on our Soundcloud page.

Listen to our Web Exclusive Stories Read by the Authors


Since January, we’ve been working on a little project that we hope expands the reach of our web exclusive stories and that gives you, our readers, website visitors, subscribers, supporters and pals, a new way to engage with the fiction we publish.

The Solidarity of Fat Girls


It is your luck to be the brother of three fat girls.

They have insisted on the moniker. “We are fat girls,” Elsie has told you. “If you don’t accept it, who will?”

“Don’t say that,” you have replied, hopelessly. “You’re beautiful,” and she has kissed your forehead wetly, like an aunt—she is thirteen years your senior; she relishes that word girls—and said, “Exactly.” […]

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