by Scott Cheshire

Phil Klay

There’s often a sort of mysticism about war, wherein war is supposed to be a kind of ineffable experience that forever separates the veteran from the civilian in ways that cannot be expressed. I’m very wary of those sorts of claims.

Jason Porter

I need to believe in the artistic validity of the misshapen, or there won’t be a lot of room for me as a writer.

Saïd Sayrafiezadeh

What does ten years of violence do to the psyche of a nation?

Brian Zumhagen

In this case, the Internet, as bad a source it can be, is great for seeing if certain people use certain phrases. Like does anybody literally say “Dreams follow the mouth?”

The Canvas – Benjamin Stein

Stein has written a novel that re-shapes itself upon each reading depending solely on the reader’s tack.

Joshua Henkin

If I could only get rid of eyes — they’re always pools, or windows to the soul. If I could eliminate eyes, the world would be a better place.

Armageddon: The Other American Dream

Evil is a house of mirrors, and the Devil perhaps nothing more than the imagined embodiment of our every devilish inclination.

Suddenly, a Knock on the Door – Etgar Keret

After all, what is fantasy if not a wish for something new, something else, for some “knock on the door”?