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The Departure of Uncle Boris

The Departure of Uncle Boris

It costs you nothing to accept the fact of an old aunt’s vision—until suddenly that growing mania creeps inside you, seeking to nest and incubate.
Truck Stop Angels

Truck Stop Angels

Angel or no angel, the only thing that truly matters is backing up to that loading dock in St. Louis on time. And maybe this one story.
Irene

Irene

Never let go—not of memories, of friendship, of dreams, of hope, of love, or of the life you have. That was Irene’s final lesson.
Kids on Division Street

Kids on Division Street

Upstate, it takes a very particular kind of bond to make us unafraid to whisper about who we are, and all the things we’ve done.
This Sentence Is a Metaphor for Bridge

from This Sentence Is a Metaphor for Bridge

We’re here because we trust that you won’t leave, because these fallen leaves distort death’s face.
The Lost Works of Pablo Müller-Wessely

The Lost Works of Pablo Müller-Wessely

Rumors of the existence of a substantial corpus in the poet’s native German, however uncanny, are what motivated an Andean expedition of our own.
A Paper Clip

A Paper Clip

Beauty is right there in front of you, and ugliness is right there too. You can take your pick.
Piltdown Giveth . . . a $500 Prize!

Piltdown Giveth . . . a $500 Prize!

The Piltdown Review’s 2018 Fall/Winter Fiction Contest is now open. Submit your very best work for a chance at our $500 first prize!
Morty and Dolores

Morty and Dolores

Being caught up in the zombie apocalypse was bad enough. But on top of that we had to deal with two bickering ghosts who wouldn’t shut up.
Guided by Voices

Guided by Voices

In the wilds of Upstate New York America, a Belarusian immigrant finds himself torn between the ideologies of family, Joseph Smith . . . and lo-fi indie rock.
2018 Fall/Winter Fiction Contest—First Prize $500

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  • Welcome to the Fatherland
    a story by Víctor Manuel Ramos
  • Smoke
    a poem by William Shunn
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    a story by Carolyn Oliver
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    a story by Richard Bader
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    a story by Heron Greenesmith
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