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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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Short Story Highlight – Week of June 1, 2020

This week I’m going to stay close to home, so to speak, and recommend Mike Bonnet’s short story “Olive and Jasmine” from Halfway Down the Stairs. In the spirit of transparency, my own short story “Route 22” is included in the 51st publication, with the theme of Upside Down, and of course I recommend all […]

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Short Story Highlight – (Week of 5/24/20), “The Good, Good Men,” by Shannon Sanders

For this week’s highlight, we’re heading all the way back to March, 2019 to catch up with Shannon Sanders’ s “The Good, Good Men,” from the excellent literary magazine Puerto del Sol. (PDS’s “Black Voice Series”). “The Good, Good Men” was a 2020 winner of the PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers […]

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Short Story Recommendation, Week of 5.18.2020

Oscilloscope’s primary mission is to increase the readership of literary short fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and visual art–especially focusing on the absurd. At the present moment, too many talented creatives go underpaid, unpaid, or underappreciated due to an oversaturation of work versus the readership base. In reality, the problem is a quite limited readership base […]

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Short Story Recommendation Week of 5/10/20

Oscilloscope’s primary mission is to increase the readership of literary short fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and visual art. At the present moment, too many talented creatives go underpaid, unpaid, or underappreciated due to an oversaturation of work versus the readership base. In reality, the problem is a quite limited readership base in an age of […]