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The Seduction Challenge

by Emily Kubal

This appealingly absurd alternate reality will be of particular interest to those frustrated by the online world. Akwesi Phillips’s "The Seduction Challenge" is a thrilling and satirical tale that follows a group of uncommon misfits... Read More

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Lying to Children

by Gary Presley

This is an amusing reminder that there is plenty of hardship in raising children, but there is good fun in it, too. Alex Shahla’s "Lying to Children" is a work of connected, humorous fictional anecdotes, some affectionately... Read More

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Vlad Moranski

by Gary Presley

This is an enjoyable comedy with a message: success spoils. Samanski’s rollicking Vlad Moranski: A Piece of Work follows Vlad, a small-time thief, grifter, and fumbling gambler, as he plagiarizes his brother’s life experiences into a... Read More

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The Ugly

by Meagan Logsdon

Comedically absurd but also introspective, "The Ugly" challenges dogmatic clinging to the letter of the law. Alexander Boldizar’s "The Ugly" is a globe-trotting tour de force that examines the complex relationship between words and... Read More

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The Toorak Jackpot

by Maya Fleischmann

Sweet surprises and gems of life observations shine through in "The Toorak Jackpot". Rosemary Macindoe’s "The Toorak Jackpot" is a touching parable about the true meaning of wealth. When Bert discovers that an anonymous benefactor has... Read More

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