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Laura Ingalls Wilder by Jessica Mannion

Laura Ingalls Wilder, by Jessica Mannion             The day I met Laura Ingalls Wilder, she wasn’t doing so good. She was crouched in an alley behind a trashcan, clutching her head like it might fly off. Of course, I didn’t know who she was, then. I just saw a young woman crying, wearing a pretty, […]

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Outside Recommendations Short Stories

Short Story Highlight of the Week 6/21/20

Every week, I attempt to highlight a new short story. I usually attempt to bring attention to a short story that is new, rather than merely “new to me.” I also (generally) attempt to highlight short stories from emerging rather than established authors. This week I’m going slightly off-script, in choosing “Waste” by the venerable […]

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The Color of Sisyphus’ Suitcase by James Joaquin Brewer

The Color of Sisyphus’ Suitcase, by James Joaquin Brewer Throughout much of the long flight to China, he was focused on re-reading The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays and reconsidering the implications of Albert Camus’ famous opening stipulation: “There is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide.” To which he had […]

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Interviews with Literary Journals

Interview with Laura Garrison of Jersey Devil Press

A big thanks to Laura Garrison, Online Editor of Jersey Devil Press for taking the time to be interviewed about the interesting speculative/horror fiction (and more) literary magazine that, like Oscilloscope Lit, is forged in the “Garden State.” So, grab your flashlight, don’t get separated from your group of friends, and let’s go for a […]

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Short Story Highlight of the Week 6/8/20

Every week I attempt to highlight a wonderful short story I read somewhere off-site. As a recent subscriber of the unique Barrelhouse, this week I can’t help but recommend “Sousathon,” by Tom Weller. “Sousathon” is a story told through the lens of an event. Like the main character of the story, the tale itself grows […]