Stories No. 61 – Fuck by Ron Riekki
Stories No. 60 – How To Do Staring Contests With Strangers by Jonathan Cardew
We introduced Digging Through The Fat to a lovely crowd of literary lovers at the beautiful New York Society Library. Tobias Carroll, Lauren Hilger, and Bud Smith all gave stellar readings. I was overwhelmed with the response we received for the journal and for these amazing people’s words. Thank you so much to Carolyn Waters, Head Librarian at The New York Society Library for inviting Digging to participate. Much love to Guernica, especially publisher, Katherine Rowland, editors: Raluca Albu and Meara Sharma, and Guernica’s special guests: Carmen Maria Machado and Ann Neumann. It was a great night for all involved.
TALISMAN by Kris Faatz: “Hester’s daughter Zoe, nine years old, has started to develop breasts.” #litmag
THE HOTLINE FOR LONELY MEN by Sean Pravica
TRIO OF SOPHIES by Eileen Merriman
The boy has been watching her for weeks. His eyes tattoo a pattern on the back of her neck in class. At lunchtime she feels his gaze sweep over her as she walks past with Sophie-P and Sophie-G. A trio of Sophies, Mr James says in PE. But it’s only her hips his hands linger on when he is helping her balance on the beam, only her breasts his fingers brush past when he is adjusting her tennis serve.
BAUDELAIRE PLAYS LET’S MAKE A DEAL IN SAM’S COFFEE SHOP by Gary Singh
“She appears behind Green Door Number One and Charlie Baudelaire cracks a peek. There she is: Miss Barista, fairest of the fair she is, with wide-open eyes and flushed hungover cheekbones, trying to fight off the slobbering AXE deodorant commercial that just walked in.”
2016 Editor’s Choice: Eileen Malone (fiction) and Lynne McEniry (poetry).
Book Review No. 5 – No Moon by Julie Reverb
“Exotic dancers have never been so lyrical. Julie Reverb’s No Moon, a collection of interrelated stories that pinball around the darker side of England, proves that in short, beautiful order.”
Stories No. 55 – The Fall by Morgan Downie
“Are you going to see the Jesus men? Even at this time of the day, who asked and to what purpose escapes me. Memory tricks. That’ll be the booze talking. As if I need to answer.”