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From the Unsaid Archives: The Warm Settlements By Michael Kimball (From Unsaid Six)

  I am so close to me she stays with me. Can you see from her all the way to the end of my life? We waited for the transformation together. I could listen to her body temperature and she … Continue reading

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From the Unsaid Archives: Bird Hills By Michele Forster (From Unsaid Seven)

  Hemlocks laddered by pegs of broken branches. Remnants of things I knew, people I love, and can’t climb anymore. The rings of this stump are the years I have lived. Each pushing out from the one from before. A … Continue reading

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From the Unsaid Archives: September When the Cicadas Die By Robert Lopez (From Unsaid Two)

Blind Betty says we’re underwater now. After two hours riding aboveground we go underground to cross some river is why Blind Betty says what she says. We are on this train to go visit some museum somewhere but they don’t … Continue reading

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From the Unsaid Archives: Dummy By David Hollander (From Unsaid Seven)

  (…the understanding here of course being that if the rope were to support the man’s weight the question would be answered, but if the rope was severed we’d have to find another rope, which given the expanse of desert … Continue reading

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From the Unsaid Archives: Over the Mountain By Brian Kubarycz (From Unsaid Six)

  We fled the elders. When the guns had been once again taken up and embraced with the touch of a dancer taking up a partner’s hand and placing it into position, here, there, there was no choice but for … Continue reading

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From the Unsaid Archives: Tell, Don’t Tell By Ottessa Moshfegh (From Unsaid Seven)

My husband drives his taxi from five in the morning until six at night. I wake up before him to boil water for tea, lay out his clothes, make his bath. Then I go back to sleep. When it is … Continue reading

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From the Unsaid Archives: Craft Talk without Craft By Padgett Powell (From Unsaid Six)

  (NOTE: This lecture was originally presented by Powell to the MFA Creative Writing Program of Columbia University in September, 2010.) I am thinking tonight, as I address this unenviable task, of Flannery O’Connor, because she would advise against it, … Continue reading

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