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Short Story Sunday: “Gooseberries”

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First line: “From early morning the sky had been overcast with clouds; the day was still, cool, and wearisome, as usual on grey, dull days when the clouds hang low over the fields and it looks like rain, which never comes.”

Gooseberries,” by Anton Chekov, originally published in The House with the Mezzanine and Other Stories.

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Short Story Sunday: “Glaciers Made You”

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First line: “There are words laced through the skin that peels from my sunburn.”

Glaciers Made You” by Gabby Reed, published by Strange Horizons.

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Short Story Sunday: “The Circle of Life”

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First line: “My older sister, Carol, is selfish.”

The Circle of Life” by Aline Carriere, published by Daily Science Fiction.

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Short Story Sunday: “The Totally Secret Origin of Foxman: Excerpts From an EPIC Autobiography”

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First line: “You won’t save yourself that easily, Foxman!”

The Totally Secret Origin of Foxman: Excerpts From an EPIC Autobiography” by Kelly McCullough, published by Tor.com

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Short Story Sunday: “Security Check”

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First line: “My wife and I are celebrating our twentieth anniversary today.”

Security Check” by Han Song, and translated by Ken Liu, published by Clarkesworld.

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Short Story Sunday: “Everything Beneath You”

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First line: “You don’t know me, but I changed the world.”

Everything Beneath You” by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, published by Beneath Ceaseless Skies.

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Short Story Sunday: “The Cure”

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First line: “The first time the fit came over me it was as if I’d plunged into a deep well, and though my hands scrabbled for purchase on the slime-covered brick casing, all I did was sink farther into the murky dark.”

The Cure” by Malinda Lo, published by Interfictions.

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Short Story Sunday: “Fabulous Beasts”

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First line: “Eliza, tell me your secret.”

Fabulous Beasts” by Priya Sharma, published by Tor.com

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Short Story Sunday: “Red Run”

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First line: “Hinahon didn’t belong in that hotel.”

Red Run” by AMJ Hudson, published by Lightspeed.

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Short Story Sunday: “Madeline”

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First line: “Madeleine remembers being a different person.”

Madeline” by Amal El-Mohtar, published by Lightspeed.

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