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Commonly Held Territory: An Interview with Doug Trevor

“When the idea, as originally conceived, drops out of the story in question, that piece becomes almost like a donut—with a missing center. I feel like that’s what fiction is supposed to do, in a way”: Doug Trevor chats with Jeff Henebury about writing long short stories, the many powers of books, the MFA community, and his new collection, The Book of Wonder, out today from SixOneSeven Books.

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Stories We Love: "A Small, Good Thing" by Raymond Carver

A boy is hit by a car on his birthday, walks home, seemingly only dazed, and then dies a day later. If asked to write a short story on such a subject, how would you proceed? It would seem logical to imagine the story, in geometric terms, as a closed circle, in which we as readers would be introduced only to the boy’s immediate family: those people most effected by the death. After all, the story is supposed to be short. It might also make sense for the story to end with the boy’s death, so as not to delve […]

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