The 2018 Lit Issue


OK, truth be told, I’ve never been a voracious consumer of fiction — I’m still trying to figure out who’s been filling my Instapaper reading list over the past few years.

But when I’m not sorting through the news or starting and stopping a half-dozen biographies or historical something-or-others, I do love the ability of fiction to change or challenge your view on the world. Not in an escapist sense, I can mostly do without the bits of nostalgia and florid world building, but in a way that’s jarring to your sense of reality.

This week, we enlisted a ton of local writers to submit some of their favorite original fiction, verse, and lyrical writing. ­—Sam Spence

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