Showing posts with tag: print fiction

MAY

Litro #162: Literary Highlife | Jam

I killed an angel this morning.I thought I was swiping away a mosquito; one whose wings did not buzz but rather sang, like perfectly tuned notes on a church organ. At that time of morning, however, one’s ears are not tuned for such beauty and so (semi-comatose) I did what anyone who hears buzzing around their ear does:I swatted. Read more →
FEBRUARY

Weekend Archives: Trees by Anthony Doerr

Trees, by Anthony Doerr, was first published in Litro Magazine: Jul 2012. He stops at the supply room window, a floor-to-ceiling sheet of glass, double-paned, six feet wide. The best window in the entire building. Third storey, forty feet up. He has been in here maybe three thousand times and hasn’t noticed this window once. Maybe they’ve stripped it of blinds, or hauled some obscuring shelf away. Read more →
FEBRUARY

From Sri Lanka… With Love

I’d gone to bed in Hong Kong. A night full of regrets. And a do-not-disturb sign left swinging grimly from my hotel room door-knob like the newly hoisted frame of a young Southerner who had been seen cavorting with the wrong woman in the wrong era of American history. [private] Read more →
FEBRUARY

Litro 159: First Dates | Letter from the Editor

First dates can be the start of something or the beginning and the end of it: we want them to go well, to give a good first impression of ourselves and to hit it off with our date – we want to want to see more of them, and for her or him to feel the same – and sometimes we can’t get away from them fast enough. Read more →