fiction

Seal

Seal

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He still hasn’t talked to us yet.  It’s been about two weeks since they dropped him off.  I don’t really see him much, with school and all, I’m only really home to do homework and leave again, but I wonder about him.  Not really worry – no, I don’t tend to worry about anything – but I do wonder.

He has this seal that he drags around with him everywhere and, from the way he looks at it, I wonder if he talks to that little dirty white toy more than he talks to people.

Freeway

Freeway

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Kristen Edwards

Kristen Edwards is a writer living in San Francisco. She has a B.A. in Classics (Ancient Greek) from the University of Virginia, and fourteen years of business experience in the high tech industry. She is currently working on a collection of short stories, and her memoir, The Way Home.

Morocco

Morocco

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Mother and Father are sleeping. It is late. Slowly, the house shrinks into itself, pulling me into its tightness. Morocco has been on my mind lately. When I sit here thinking clearly about everything, I have the feeling I could make it to Morocco. Maybe it is time for me to go.

One suitcase. No decisions.

Anne Fox

Anne Fox, who, with the decades, has stretched the concept of middle age to its limits, spends most of her time copy editing the work of others—novelists, essayists, short-story writers, practitioners of fiction and nonfiction in both a small newspaper and a literary newsletter. (The MacArthur Metro in Oakland and Write Angles, California Writers Club, Berkeley Branch). As a kibitzing editor, she applies “the stick of compassion” to hollow-eyed writers, cajoling them to finish that manuscript, write that query letter, create that book proposal.

Able Muse's Best of the Net nominations

I am pleased to announce that the following six poems and two stories that appeared in the current and previous issues of Able Muse have been nominated for Best of the Net —

Poetry:

The Call of the Wild and Selected Stories

Robust tales of perilous adventure and animal cunning Includes Diable: A Dog, An Odyssey of the North, To the Man on the Trail, To Build a Fire, and Love of Life Out of the white wilderness, out of the Far North, Jack London, one of America’s most popular authors, drew the inspiration for the novel and five short stories included here. Swiftly paced and vividly written, they capture the main theme of London’s work: man’s instinctive reversion to primitive behavior when pitted against the brute force of nature.

cover of The Call of the Wild and Selected Storiesauthor: Jack London
ASIN or ISBN-10: 0451531345
binding: Mass Market Paperback
list price: $4.95 USD
amazon price: $4.95 USD


Mary Jesus

Mary Jesus

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Jane Hammons

Jane Hammons teaches writing at UC Berkeley and has been twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Her most recent writing appears in Columbia Journalism Review, San Francisco Chronicle, Opium Magazine, Slow Trains, and Word Riot.

The Made Thing: An Anthology of Contemporary Southern Poetry

cover of The Made Thing: An Anthology of Contemporary Southern Poetryauthor: Leon Stokesbury
ASIN or ISBN-10: 1557285799
binding: Paperback
list price: $24.95 USD
amazon price: $24.95 USD


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