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Glimmer Train Stories #82 Short Stories Torture Techniques of North Americans , by Lee Montgomery Chance , by Peter Ho Davies When the Wind Blows the Water Gray , by Clayton Luz A Season by the Shore , by Laura Groff The Tunnel, or The News from Spain , by Joan Wikersham Insurance , by James F Sidel Quarry , by Micah Nathan Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Connecticut , by Lindsay Sproul While Surrounded by Water , by Stefanie Freele Spatial Disorientation , by Christopher BundyFeatures Silenced Voices Mikhail Beketov, by Cathal SheerinInterview with Katherine Min, by Margo WilliamsThe Last PagesPast Contributing Authors and ArtistsComing Soon As much as I do enjoy literary short stories as well as those within a particular genre, the literary field is often too divorced from plot, emphasizing character and language excessively I felt that way with some stories this issue, but partially I wonder if this arose from fatigue at reading so many similar stories of family issues despite different specific themes or ways of tackling the general plots or lack thereof Perhaps reading only a few at a time intermixed with other things would As much as I do enjoy literary short stories as well as those within a particular genre, the literary field is often too divorced from plot, emphasizing character and language excessively I felt that way with some stories this issue, but partially I wonder if this arose from fatigue at reading so many similar stories of family issues despite different specific themes or ways of tackling the general plots or lack thereof Perhaps reading only a few at a time intermixed with other things would be better I realize as I think on this that the issue is not specific to literary short stories but to genre too Genre magazines are usually very diverse in contents plots styles each month, where literary isn t at least superficially Genre short story collections, however, are often themed, and I never read those for precisely that reason I d rather have the variety But in any case, as to the specific stories here Torture Techniques of North Americans , by Lee Montgomery Apparently a small part of what is to be a novel, what impressed me most with this is that the story and characters never went exactly where I expected First I thought it would be about the difficulty of readjusting to life after returning from war, then about the destruction of a young girl through an exploitative relationship, but it avoids settling into any of these It is easy to see how this cast of characters can be expanded to a novel Chance , by Peter Ho Davies Subject matter that is difficult to like , but a powerful understated story concerning an abortion When the Wind Blows the Water Gray , by Clayton Luz A first fiction publication that is surprisingly long A man reflects on his life past, the lives of others and mortality Well written and moments of beauty in the prose, but I didn t warm to the story and found it bloated A Season by the Shore , by Lauren Groff Pregnancy for a young couple strains their relationship as the biological changes in the mother influence her mood and psychology from a view of the husband s mind via third person narrative An example of the difficulty I have with reading a string of literary stories The theme is intensely interesting, but so little is done with it and plot so meager that I never got fully into its subtlety The Tunnel, or The News from Spain , by Joan Wickersham One of the pieces from a new story collection by Wickersham, this story resonated with me because many of the themes and its plot are similar to things I have mulled over in my own mind, and I simply found the relationship between a woman and her mother fascinating One of the stronger showings of plot here Insurance , by James F Sidel Another story of a dying mother, but in this case concerning her relatively sheltered young son who goes to spend days with his uncle at the uncle s relatively seedy job Thus, a growing up, learning about reality kind of story Good, but not profound Quarry , by Micah Nathan The closest to a genre story, I could imagine this one being in a mystery magazine though it s not a mystery story, but it is a crime related one Really enjoyed the tension of this one Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Connecticut , by Lindsay Sproul What set this apart for me is that it seemed so familar, probably because it was an author who is approximately my age and is about an era of college I experienced as opposed to college in the 1950s 80s Unique in this issue is that this story has a fair amount of humor to it, adding to how real it and the characters felt While Surrounded by Water , by Stefanie Freele This I need to reread A town deals with a flood, which one character thinks he has supernaturally called into being Bordering on potential fantasy depending on definitions I remember little of this, so perhaps at the time I just didn t read it closely enough Spatial Disorientation , by Christopher Bundy A young man who just lost his mother and step father to be adjusts to life in Taipei with his grandfather And the grandfather adjusts to his American grandson Well written and despite the conflicts has a large feeling of hope that these stories often eschew Special standouts include When the Wind Blows the Water Gray The Tunnel, or, The News From Spain Insurance Quarry

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