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Rabbit

By Yunya Yang

Years ago, his mother brought home a rabbit. “Make it fat, will you?” she asked him. The boy held the…

the 2021 fractured lit ghost, fable, and fractured fairy tale prize longlist

By Fractured Lit
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We’re proud to announce the 57 titles of our longlist! The submissions we received were so thrilling, inventive, and affecting…

Things Never Stay Warm

By Maria Alejandra Barrios

I wear my dead sister’s lipstick around the house like Grandma told me to. It leaves my lips dry and…

A Nice Blue Place

By David Byron Queen

Our father knows all about fishing, but he doesn’t do it anymore. He doesn’t do a lot of things anymore.…

Motherhood: A Hexaptych

By Candace Hartsuyker

1 She is cold, but they are frost and shiver. She digs them holes in the snow, sweeping ice crystals…

Authentic, Real, and Good

By Jemimah Wei

The truth is I got hired for my looks and promoted for my flexible standards of truth and that is…

Waving Tassels

By David Morgan O'Connor
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Plan to Free  The dog ate the turkey. Then killed all the village swans, piled the white corpses at the…

One Long Sting

By Emma Stough

From the time I learn how to bleed I keep a scab in the fleshy inner curve of my ear.…

the sea was there

By Alvin Park

I don’t know where Mom learned to drive. I don’t know where she learned to hold the wheel firm or…

Sowing

By Michelle Ross

A seed is an escape pod. A plant egg detaches from its mother from the start, Jody says as she…

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