Paper Champion – Shane Jones
A big octopus shows up and helps them, but the volcano is undeterred and continues moving forward.
A Distant Father – Antonio Skármeta
Brevity is not a shortcoming here and in no way keeps the narrative from being a fulfilling read.
The Last Projector – David James Keaton
Everything from car accidents and vicious dog attacks to a broken penis and punches to the face are hurled at the reader without any time for rest.
Fourteen Stories, None of Them Are Yours – Luke B. Goebel
Short sentences are followed by half-page, single-sentence paragraphs that read like David Foster Wallace channeling Hunter S. Thompson.
The Fun We’ve Had – Michael J. Seidlinger
A mix of philosophy, gallows humor, love, and poetry that adds up to beautiful storytelling completely devoid of gimmicks and clichés.