An Explanation for the Delay

An Explanation for the Delay

At first I thought, when I was preparing this post about being late with Colorado, that I would goad your empathy by saying: delivering the mail is so hard. And it is, but mostly because my boss screams at me. Tells me “You’re horrible” over the phone and in front of everyone I work with. I’ve even googled “What to do when your boss screams at you” before going into work. This kind of treatment…

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News from the States of the Union: CALIFORNIA!

News from the States of the Union: CALIFORNIA!

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PrintSilicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper wants to split California into six independent states. It’s highly unlikely to pass, but the initiative is appealing to more than just folks who’d prefer to live in a red state without having to move. In the past year, Modoc, and Siskiyou counties have voted to secede because“state-wide regulations…disproportionately affect rural counties that have…

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Update on News from the States of the UnionCombing through more than 200 California newspapers is taking more time than I expected, especially…View Post

Update on News from the States of the Union

Combing through more than 200 California newspapers is taking more time than I expected, especially…

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News from the States of the Union: ArizonaFor my News from the States of the Union project, each week I’m reading local newspapers from one…View Post

News from the States of the Union: Arizona

For my News from the States of the Union project, each week I’m reading local newspapers from one…

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News from the States of the Union: ARKANSAS!For more on this series, visit my coverage of Alabama and Alaska. I apologize for posting Arkansas lView Post

News from the States of the Union: ARKANSAS!

For more on this series, visit my coverage of Alabama and Alaska. I apologize for posting Arkansas l

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News from the States of the Union—Arkansas! Is delayed until Friday.Hi lovely people who are nice enough to follow my News from the States of the Union series. I just…View Post

News from the States of the Union—Arkansas! Is delayed until Friday.

Hi lovely people who are nice enough to follow my News from the States of the Union series. I just…

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News from the States of the Union: Alaska!For more info on this project, check out my coverage of Alabama last week.
It’s embarrassing and…View Post

News from the States of the Union: Alaska!

For more info on this project, check out my coverage of Alabama last week.

It’s embarrassing and…

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I don’t. But I might as well.  I just ate cheese curds and a bread bowl and mini-snickers for Xmas breakfast. 

I don’t. But I might as well.  I just ate cheese curds and a bread bowl and mini-snickers for Xmas breakfast. 

At American Short Fiction, we asked our staff to recommend books they were planning on gifting/getting/and just straight up buying for themselves this holiday season. Well, some of the kindle versions of these books are on sale for super cheap. Here’s the deals: 
Ethan Rutherford’s The Peripatetic Coffin for $1.99 (The title story was first published in ASF). 
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk for $2.99. 
Alissa Nutting’s Tampa for $2.99. 
Some other great deals include 
We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo (am practically speed-reading it now, so good) for $3.99. 
Kiese Laymon’s Long Division for $1.99. 
Ben Lerner’s Leaving the Atocha Station for $3.99. 
Francine Prose’s Anne Frank for $1.99. (Francine makes a guest appearance in Sabrina Orah Mark’s “Are You My Mother” in the newest issue of ASF). 
Karl Taro Greenfeld’s Triburbia is only $1.99. 
Scott McLanahan’s Crapalachia is only $2.99. 
Roxane Gay’s essay collection Bad Feminist is available for pre-order for only $3.99. (You can read Roxane in Issue #55 of ASF). 
Elizabeth Ellen’s Fast Machine is part of an awesome in-print bundle deal at Hobart. (Which includes my book too!) (EE’s also in ASF #55) 
Shawn Vestal’s Godforsaken Idaho is only $5.99. (Shawn’s in ASF #48)

At American Short Fiction, we asked our staff to recommend books they were planning on gifting/getting/and just straight up buying for themselves this holiday season. Well, some of the kindle versions of these books are on sale for super cheap. Here’s the deals: 

Some other great deals include