SmokeLong Weekly for October 20, 2017:

Pastor Bob’s Picnic

by Lee Reilly

The beach pastor parked his twelve-year-old Chrysler on the street, windows and doors open, so that the squirrels had free run of the picnic items and bibles inside. Sometimes a squirrel left the car dragging a whole package of hotdogs. Sometimes one caught the attention of a passing dog. Hence the car was a wreck, … Continue reading Pastor Bob’s Picnic

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Issue Fifty-Seven

September 18, 2017

This Week’s Reader:

Kristen Arnett

Kristen N. Arnett is a queer fiction and essay writer and author of the short fiction collection Felt in the Jaw. Winner of the Ninth Letter's 2015 Literary Award in Fiction, her work has been featured in North American Review, The Normal School, Electric Literature, Literary Hub, Volume 1 Brooklyn, Catapult, Tin House Flash Fridays/The Guardian, Salon, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. Find her on twitter: @Kristen_Arnett.

Read the interview with Kristen Arnett

Fridge Flash: If Dragons Were Real

Today’s Fridge Flash is from Evie McClinch, who narrated this piece during one of her many imaginative play sessions. Her mom transcribed it as originally told, read it back to her, and solicited her edits. Evie is a true editor in the making!