Suspend Your Disbelief

Alyson Mosquera Dutemple

Contributor

Alyson Mosquera Dutemple is a writer from New Jersey.  She holds an MFA in Fiction from Warren Wilson College and was recently longlisted for Prism International’s Grouse Grind Lit Prize for V. Short Forms.  She is a reader for CRAFT Literary, and her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Entropy, Pigeon Pages, Emrys Journal Online, and elsewhere.


Articles

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Eye of the Storm: Interlude in the Penultimate Space (Part II: Trevor’s “Le Visiteur”)

“Like the eye of a passing storm, these interludes bring a necessary interruption, a pause that allows us (not to mention the characters themselves) to have the time needed to process the stories’ crises before facing their conclusions.” In the second half of this craft essay, Alyson Mosquera Dutemple explores the “penultimate space”—between crisis and resolution—in William Trevor’s “Le Visiteur.”


Essays |

Eye of the Storm: Interlude in the Penultimate Space (Part I: Berriault’s “The Stone Boy”)

“Like the eye of a passing storm, these interludes bring a necessary interruption, a pause that allows us (not to mention the characters themselves) to have the time needed to process the stories’ crises before facing their conclusions.” In the first half of this craft essay, Alyson Mosquera Dutemple explores the “penultimate space”—between crisis and resolution—in Gina Berriault’s “The Stone Boy.”



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