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“The Fairy Tale My Editor Rejected” by Alina Stefanescu

I wanted to write a fairy tale about fracking. The tale would include special creatures, frack-fairies, with seven-syllable chemical superpowers and tiny parcels of invisible frack-dust said to cover the meadows at midnight. There would be magical events, Frackfests, when stars would shoot up from cracks in the earth’s crust Read More

“All That Breath” by Ben Slotky

You have spent maybe 35 minutes today thinking about tiny oranges. Tiny oranges are very popular. They’re called cuties. Everybody eats them, all the time. You think about how many people you will see today; you wonder how many of them will have tiny oranges. In their lunchboxes, in their Read More