Fall 2016

Edited by Barry Kitterman | Andrea Spofford | Amy Wright



​Nonfiction

​Things That, If Pressed, I’ll Say I Hate, for Tenable but Wholly Contrived Reasons, Because While I Recognize Plenty to Commend Them the Idea of Being the Seven Point Two Billionth Person Who Just Adores Them Works in Me an Overmastering Nausea

​George Choundas


• aloe vera

• apple picking

• Austin, Texas

• bowling, ironic

• breeds of dog that are hypoallergenic and will make someone else say no that can’t be which means inevitably you’ll say yeah I know you’d never guess it, ticking off in the course of a conversation that relates only marginally to dogs or breeds of dog

• car seat warmers

• A Christmas Story (1983)

• cider donuts after apple picking

• Cirque de Soleil

• clear blue water of [insert littoral place name] ’cause it’s so clear I swear you can see right to the bottom, the

• Cranston, Bryan

• dolphins

• double-decker buses

• former firehouses renovated to be something other than firehouses

• key lime pie

• kite flying

• Jaguar E-Types

• laughing while apple picking about how everyone’s looking forward to cider donuts while apple picking

• mermaids

• pad thai

• pink grapefruit

• principal that does the whole super-friendly thing and knows every kid’s name, the school

• R2D2

• red velvet cake

• Rossellini, Isabella

• salt water swimming pools

• scallops

• spiral staircases

• Sullenberger III, Chesley B. “Sully”

• sun dials

• Vienna

• vintage advertising posters

• xylophones as apple picking and the whole thing with the cider donuts, not so much

 

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George Choundas has fiction and nonfiction in fifty publications. His work has been included in The Best Small Fictions 2015, twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and awarded the New Millennium Award for Fiction. He is a former FBI agent.




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