If you’re like us, Rae Bryant‘s skin-crawling (make that gnawing) story “Intolerable Impositions” will make you simultaneously laugh and cringe at the squeamish awkwardness of one-night stand intimacies — and the sacrifices we’re willing to make to avoid them. Set to be included in her upcoming short story collection The Indefinite State of Imaginary Morals, from Brooklyn indie publishers Patasola Press, this witty piece of flash fiction is at once strangely fantastical and familiar. Click through to check it out.
2010 saw a shift from the doomsday death-of-print outlook of recent years to a reinvigorated optimism about the enduring power of storytelling. With the rise of cutting-edge online journals, standout success among smaller press houses, and a recent Google initiative that will help boost indie publishers’ sales, we’re entering a new era of literary promise that has converted doomsday negativity into fuel for imagination and creativity. To get a better peek into this new literary world order, we chatted with Rae Bryant, a boundary-pushing writer as well as the founder and editor-in-chief of Moon Milk Review (MMR), a fresh online magazine at the vanguard of all this activity and innovation. So read on to learn more about the future of literature — medium, media, and method be damned.
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