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Matter Press Offers a New Flash Fiction Collection from Carol Guess

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This col­lec­tion is ded­i­cat­ed to the mem­o­ry of the author’s father—Dr. Har­ry A. Guess, Jr.—and the sto­ries’ titles come from the index of The Sci­ence of the Place­bo, a text­book co-edit­ed by Carol’s father. Car­ol Guess talks more about the book here.

Here is a sam­ple of the bril­liant, cut­ting prose you’ll find find inside:

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We met on a wind farm. It was windy. Hair cov­ered our mouths so we couldn’t kiss. Nick­names clicked against our teeth. Glass tow­ers and taxis lit­tered the dis­tance.

You loved white blades, knives knit­ting the sky. I loved bare knees, your spin­drift skirt. When you went back to fos­sil fuel, I wept. My tears blew west: spend­thrift, bereft. 

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Avail­able here from Mat­ter Press, a non­prof­it lit­er­ary press com­mit­ted to com­pressed cre­ative arts.

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