The Anatomical Venus Wrestles with Pinocchio Syndrome

by Emma Sovich

The tourists shuffle infinitely past and the Anatomical Venus thinks about masks. When she mentions them to David, he scoffs: “The mask is a symbol overused.” His scorn, she thinks, comes from his own ex...

The Little Rogue

by Maria Kuznetsova

Rufina sighed at her reflection in the mirror and tried again. She said, “I’m going back to America tomorrow. I’m sorry.” No, this wouldn’t do, she decided. This wouldn’t do at all. She took a de...


by Jeanine Deibel

Blow by blow. Without missing a beat. Bone of contention. Make bets in a burning house. Sweet talk. Take the edge off. Bend my ear. Blood and thunder. At the top of your lungs. Queer the pitch...

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Ampersand, Mass.

Short Stories by William Walsh

Ampersand, Mass. is a collection of per se stories from a per se town. These stories from the author of Without Wax and Questionstruck carefully examine the constant conflict between the willful and the reluctant.

One of the most original and intelligent writers publishing in the indie lit world today, William Walsh impresses again with this collection of odd/funny/sad/surprising stories about the citizens of Ampersand, Mass. in all their flawed and compelling humanity. Walsh’s stories are both innovative and deeply moving. A rare and brilliant combination.
— Kathy Fish, author of Tenderoni

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