Winter 2012 - Fiction

 
     
   
 

Gloria Ballard
The Weather in Omaha

I quit reading the want ads because I’d go see about a job that was in the paper, and nobody ever wanted a girl who was baldheaded, like I am...

 
     
   
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Lisa Alther
SEEDBEDS: 1838

She hadn’t hesitated to shoot a man who had harmed her son. Who knew what she might do to a man who harmed her own heart?...

 
     
   
 

Stephanie Whetstone
Alight

Pinewood Manor was Leah's own TV show. The huge rectangular windows displayed what passed for life in the hallways...

 
     
   
 

Gabriel Morley
Humidity

I fell in love with the girl who does the weather on channel 144. Desmare Faizon. She is a meteorologist. For her, the world is constantly in motion – a cold front, a warming trend, a low level disturbance dissipating slightly overnight with scattered thunderstorms...

 
     
   
 

Joseph Bathanti
Hod

My mother knew Shotty. She said he was a slicker, that his real name was Basil, and he knew blindfolded the back entrance to every beer garden in Pittsburgh. I didn't think she even knew who I was talking about...