Sunday, March 21, 2010

Everyday Genius, March 22-26--oh wow


so there will be a lot of new things out this week, but EG will be on fire every day:

Monday

They teeter. They totter. They fall, knees pressed together, into crumpled heaps.


—from Roxane Gay’s “Boys in Drag”

Tuesday

He looks about to cry. His shoe comes at my face before I can close my eyes.


—from David Erlewine’s “Buried”

Wednesday

They told her that she was an orphan, a feral child. To repay her rescuers, she became a prisoner of science.

—from G. Walker’s “An Experiment”

Thursday

Under the dog’s old quilt they listened to the voices inside the butter-light windows, Aunt Louie’s laugh rising over the murmur, an unidentified man cough.

—from Jen Michalski’s “The Turn of Things”

Friday

My old buddy Asidri burned to death on a lava cavern tour and was chewed on by a goblin. Post-mortem.


—from Erin Fitzgerald’s “At Grayfield Keep”

2 comments:

David Erlewine said...

I didn't realize you'd been in Hayden's Ferry and Plougshares. I knew the latter, not the former. Wow.

This week looks bangin'.

Laura Ellen Scott said...

Back in the stone age, but yeah. I don't even think I have a copy of th story except in the magazine.

But I only just noticed--Tara Masih was in that issue, too, and she just did a VIPsonvsf entry.