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Story: “The People In The Park” (January 2024)

THE PEOPLE IN THE PARK by April Grant “Are you planning anything for Veterans Day?” That question stuck up like a rock in our river of small talk. I was grooming Mrs. Lococo’s dog, Hugo, on a plastic drop-cloth in the middle of her green kitchen floor. Hugo, a huge white standard poodle, was almost […]

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Gold-Tree and Silver-Tree

Gold-Tree and Silver-Tree by April Grant There was once a Queen named Silver-Tree — So the old men say in their tales. She was lovely as the stars at night But as mean as a sack of bent nails. It happened one summer morning, Just after she got out of bed. Since mirrors had not […]

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Poems: “Ivy”

My poem “Ivy,” acquired by editor Sonya Taaffe for Strange Horizons and published in October 2013.

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Story: “The Finger”

Here’s my flash fiction, “The Finger,”at Fireside Magazine, edited by Julia Rios and published in May 2018.

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Poems from the vaults: “Roman Shade”

Revisiting older work, here’s “Roman Shade,” my anthology poem, based on a misunderstanding of the phrase that became the title. This poem was acquired for Strange Horizons by editor A.J. Odasso, and first saw publication in January 2014. Prologue A summer evening at Aunt Celie’s house: she entertained the Poet and myself. He wore gold […]

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