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A String of Lights by Allison McCabe

Posted in journal updates with tags , , on November 15, 2011 by Tim Elhajj

Allison McCabe closes the door on the Fall 2011 issue with her haunting look at the San Fernando Valley in A String of Lights.

I love how unabashedly nostalgic this piece feels, but without pulling any of its punches, the way talk of the past often does.

Junk is proud to present, Allison McCabe, my friends.

Allison McCabe.

Brock Kingsley kicks off Junk’s Fall issue with All Filler

Posted in journal updates with tags , , , , , on September 19, 2011 by Tim Elhajj

Brock Kingsley’s story, All Filler, kicks off a new Fall season on Junk!

All Filler captures the capricious nature of addiction, the mystery of how some people fall, while others narrowly miss disaster. It’s a mesmerizing story.

In the comments section, Gary Presley, author of Seven Wheelchairs: A Life beyond Polio, notes how subtly Kingsley ratchets up the tension, even as the story’s opening line reveals the ending. Until Gary mentioned it, I hadn’t noticed that aspect of the story. Part of the joy of sharing these stories is when someone points out something I might have otherwise never noticed. I love these conversations!

Upcoming Fall issue contributors include Joe Whalen and Allison McCabe. We couldn’t be more pleased with the wonderful stories we’ve been so fortunate to receive at Junk.

Enjoy!

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