Melanie Gapany

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April 12, 2016

Essays

On Reading My Own Short Story in Penduline Press

An older shotgun fiction I wrote as part of a college assignment was published in Penduline press a couple of years ago. Sure, the final product that actually made it into the small digital literary magazine was nothing close to the original work that was submitted for credit, but the bones were definitely the same. Recently,  I found not only the link for the online story, which you too can read here, but also the original story as it was written for class (an subsequently originally  ...

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Stories

Flipping

The truck cut me off so quickly I don’t even remember reacting. Something instinctual in me turned the wheel. It was too sharp. As soon as the car went airborne, the first thing I felt was a strange sense of serenity. They always tell you time slows down when these things happen, and for once, they are right. Time slows down, sounds cease, and everything is surrounded in weightlessness. I knew it was rolling onto its side because I felt my hair shifting across my back. Strand by strand the  ...

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