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A boy whose skin is multiple colors. A home that freezes in the middle of summer. A pair of brothers who witness the apocalypse and attempt to fight it. A boy with four arms. A rogue wave that destroys a landlocked city. A house whose occupants experience different plagues each day. The six stories that populate this chapbook slough off the notion of reality, replacing it with an unsettling irreality that may be, upon closer inspection, the work of something sinister. What cannot be explained must still be endured. And so, let there be pestilence.
Jason Jordan is in the Ph.D. program for Creative Writing at Ohio University. His books are The Dying Horse (Main Street Rag, 2012), Cloud and Other Stories (Six Gallery Press, 2010), and Powering the Devil’s Circus: Redux (Six Gallery Press, 2010). Additionally, he edits the monthly online literary magazine decomP, accessible at http://www.decompmagazine.com, and reads for the New Ohio Review. He infrequently posts on his blog, http://poweringthedevilscircus.blogspot.com.
- Category: Short Stories
- Published: Jun 11, 2013
- Publisher: Keyhole Press
- Seller: Keyhole Press
- Print Length: 58 Pages
- Language: English