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With our annual Pure Fiction Issue upcoming, I thought it would be an opportune time to go back through the Reader's Pure Fiction archives and revisit some personal favorites. Enterprising publishers take note: these have yet to be compiled into a book.
"Turtle Stories" by Anne Elizabeth Moore (Moore's latest book is Hip Hop Apsara: Ghosts Past and Present.)
"Baldachins" by Ann Sterzinger (Sterzinger is the author of the novel NVSQVAM.)
"Maurinette Meede, or the Joy of the Oppressor" by Ann Sterzinger
"White Dirt" by Zak Mucha (Mucha is the author of the novel The Beggars' Shore.)
"A Spinet Is a Two-Man Piece" by Jack Clark
"Paint It Beige" by Mae Governale
"Song for Dana Plato" by Whet Moser (Former Reader staffer Moser is now with Chicago Magazine.)
"If You Should Have Any Need at All" by Keir Graff (A trifecta for Graff.)
"The Most Dangerous Beard in Town" by James Kennedy
"Cruising" by Robert Cass
"Hymie and Ruth" by Daniel Stolar (Stolar is the author of the story collection The Middle of the Night)
And my editor's pick from last year's issue, "The Fall and Rise of 'The Worst Commercial Ever Made'" by Brian Costello
As for future Reader fiction? Pick up our next Pure Fiction Issue on January 3.
This is my last post for 2012. Thanks for reading, everybody.