Here in New York, it doesn't exactly look like summer outside–something closer to a swimming pool being dumped out from above–and I'm actually sitting typing this in a sweater and pants. But that doesn't mean I'm not dreaming of lazing out on a brownstone stoop with some short fiction pulled up on my iPad (yes, this is something I do, thanks), getting my pasty self semi-bronzed in the Brooklyn sun.
If you're inclined to do the same–weather be damned–below, five picks for your weekend reading list:
- At n+1, "Hungarians" by Sam Munson
- At Monkeybicycle, "Wave to the Drums" by Jane Liddle
- At Paper Darts, "In the Corner Under Baby Jesus on the Cross" by Dawn Wilson (and great art, as usual from PD)
- At Five Chapters, "The Status of Myth" by Owen King and Kelly Braffet
- At Granta, "Things With Faces" by Zoë Meager
And if rain's got you stuck inside, this'll send you down a delightful literary rabbit hole. Just, um, keep the reader further away from your face than that lady above. Reading: You're doing it wrong.