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No Animals We Could Name

by Devon Shepherd

In his fascinating debut short story collection, Ted Sanders demonstrates remarkable range. The stories collected here run the gamut from domesticated realism (“Putting the Lizard to Sleep” and “Opinion of Person”) to haunting... Read More

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The Greatest Show

by Devon Shepherd

On July 6, 1944, in Hartford, Connecticut, a Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey big top went up in flames. Paraffin was used to waterproof the tents in those days, and waxy globs of fire dripped from the ceiling like hellish rain.... Read More

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Poor Richard's Lament

by Devon Shepherd

Benjamin Franklin, accomplished scientist, printer, inventor, statesman, and philosopher, and one of the most formidable (and fascinating) of the founding fathers, arguably set the course for American capitalism. In the wake of the... Read More

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The Lola Quartet

by Devon Shepherd

The swamps that encircle Sebastian, Florida, are brackish incubators where abandoned pets grow into tropical predators, threatening the well-lit monotony of manicured lawns and fenced-in yards. But the paved streets and gated... Read More

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Sara's Laughter

by Devon Shepherd

On learning that, though elderly and barren, she’d finally have the child promised to her all those years ago, the Biblical matriarch, Sarah, laughs, surreptitiously. Whether read as bitter or joyous, nervous or skeptical, it’s in... Read More

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