Monthly Archives: October 2012

Who Can Be Stuck After That?

One of my all-time favorite, top-five desert island short stories is “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allen Poe. Have you read it? Maybe some teacher assigned it years ago and you remember the gist: the narrator is crazy, kills some …

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They Ride Horses

Hopes of a Colorado summer in the inner-circle of camp counselors are dashed when Martinique is stuck with a cabin full of social outcasts. How will she choose between her own divided loyalties?

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Here, Capture Something–Photo Contest!

With so many great titles and even greater stories in the pages of 2nd Story’s very first anthology,  Briefly Knocked Unconscious by a Low-Flying Duck, we wanted to give them each their own chance to be appreciated. So we thought, …

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A First-Timer Goes to the 2nd Story Retreat

8 pm. Friday night. Chicago. Between a last-minute grocery store run and doubling back to the studio on Ravenswood for sound equipment, it had taken fellow new company member Ozzie Totten and me a good hour longer than we’d planned …

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Lost and Found

Rebecca expected to see the unexpected on a trip to Venezuela with other seminary students.  What surprised her was that in the chaos of corruption, culture shock, and group dynamics, she lost herself — almost.  The gaze of a near-stranger …

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