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, | By Keigan Wersler

[ November 30, 2015 ]

Fiction Doesn’t Need a Platform: Talking with the Novelist Justina Ireland

On Thursday, September 17, 2015, I met novelist Justina Ireland at lunch with the Story staff and several York College of Pennsylvania students. She was visiting as part of the college’s cultural series of lectures and readings, and she had agreed to do an interview with me after lunch for the Story website. When we arrived at the …

, | By Kaila Young

[ November 24, 2015 ]

New Day Tuesday: Luke Skywalker Can’t Read and Other Geeky Truths

Every Tuesday, Story Online will recommend a new book being published. To kick off New Day Tuesday, check out one of our favorite Story editors, Ryan Britt, and his new book, Luke Skywalker Can’t Read and Other Geeky Truths. This collection of essays is personal, insightful, hysterical. Geek-royalty and Welcome to Night Vale narrator Cecil Baldwin calls the book “personally revealing, …

| By Ryan Britt

[ Issue Issue #2 ]

Dracula’s Pants

In the movie, when Dracula moves from Transylvania to London, the first thing he does is crash the opera, and starts making the moves on the ladies. In particular he’s interested in Miss Mina (Helen Chandler), though Mina’s friend Miss Lucy (Frances Dade) has the hots for Dracula just a little bit more. Soon after …

| By Mika Seifert

[ November 16, 2015 ]

The Holiday

Robert Mende pulled the plug on his marriage not with a violent jerk, but in spurts; it may not have added up to much of anything at first, Mende was nothing if not scrupulous; he kept at it, and after a good year and a half of solid effort his wife was thinking of divorce. …

| By Laura Moore

[ November 9, 2015 ]

SKIN

“Play ball,” the umpire yelled, raising both hands. Crouching low behind the catcher, he pointed his finger out toward the center of the diamond, out toward the girl standing high on the hill. She nodded. Then pressed her fingers against the gleaming sphere, drew her eyes into slits, and looked for the sign. Around her, …

| By Todd McKie

[ October 26, 2015 ]

New Mexico

  One afternoon, as Denise watered plants and I changed a light bulb, we heard the squeal of brakes and a terrible howl. We ran outside. An old VW van with a bright mural painted on its side was parked in the road. A wild-haired, older woman stood next to the van. Our dog lay …

, | By JL Bogenschneider

[ September 7, 2015 ]

Irregular Border Marriages

The border hasn’t always existed. It was put there for complex geo-historic and political reasons so long ago that no-one knows much about them now. I live right next to the border, which is a line drawn in the dirt. That is also true of my home, which is a series of straight lines, bisecting …

, , | By Andrea Linebaugh

[ August 31, 2015 ]

Freaks

  Born in 1890, Tod Browning, one of the first horror genre directors, began his career during the silent film era. “He was the John Carpenter of his day,” claims Dr. William Dodson, Professor of Rhetoric, Literature, and Media Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Browning directed such films as the original …

, | By Valerie Wetlaufer & Molly Sutton Kiefer

[ August 17, 2015 ]

Dear Dome of Impenetrable Darkness

Dear dome of impenetrable darkness— It is only fair I give you some glimpse of my own birth: that was the year the Andean volcanoes sent England magnificent weather: tides blasting against the shore, light dashed across the sky, the slant of rain coming down like a puppet’s strings. Mid-August, a comet smeared the inky …

, | By Gary Fincke

[ August 10, 2015 ]

Job’s Back Yard

Listen, most sinkholes occur on Thursdays. If you don’t believe that, go Google it and see for yourself. If that doesn’t suit, come and take a look, this Thursday afternoon, at my neighbor’s yard, so perfectly landscaped until an hour ago. Now you can stand half way up Wanda Brooker’s rock garden bank and look down …