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Storylandia, The Wapshott Journal of Fiction, Issue 4

Michelle Brooks

Three Days Standard Bereavement

“Let’s begin with the website, the one I wanted to start with cocktail recipes as what the new-age types might refer to as a creative outlet. I gave it to King Tim because he worked for the Fat Twins, a couple who never met a buffet they didn’t like, creating websites for small businesses. Perfect match, right?”

Kathryn L. Ramage

Heorrot

“Of all the old gods of the Wood, Heorrot, guardian of the deer, was the most elusive. Seldom glimpsed by mortal eyes, he was said to live at the very heart of the Wood and wandered abroad only at daybreak and dusk. Sometimes he went in the form of a man, sometimes as a mighty, antlered stag, as he watched over his herd and protected them alike from huntsmen and the spawn of Thoteran, master of the wolves.”
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Megan Feldman

Ashes

“Howard sat on the edge of the pier and watched the rat. Oversized and plump like most in Manhattan, the rodent picked its way along the jagged rocks on the shore about ten feet away. The sight of its sharp little nails and long, skin tail made Howard shudder, but he kept watching. The animal paused and sniffed the air, then continued to where a small pile of papers was wedged in between the boulders. The rat dug its snout into the crack and fished out a piece of torn pink paper. It was a watermelon Tootsie Pop wrapper. Howard suddenly felt nauseous.”

Theresa Hinkle

Of the Night

“The moon rules the night, even on a night like this when the moon is new and cannot be seen by the mortal eye. On a night like this one I am drawn toward unthinkably vivid memories of the past. It is a combination of the moon, the ale, and the hunt itself. Right now I am thinking of how I thought back then. I feel what I felt, and for a time I am what I was. I see the hunt as it happened and remember how it was that you were there waiting, even as you are still waiting.”

Fred Skolnik

All the Lonely People

“Miss Wood, the school librarian, liked to read old-fashioned novels and seldom finished one without a tear in her eye. Romance, she knew, would never come her way. She had sharp features and an angular, uninviting body, and she was getting old. I am not pretty, she would tell herself, but I am well read. This is what she imagined she might tell some man some day, jokingly of course, for that was her way: ironic, self-deprecating.”

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Storylandia, Issue 4, The Wapshott Journal of Fiction, ISSN 1947-5349, ISBN 978-0-9825813-5-3, is published at intervals by the Wapshott Press. This work is copyright © 2011 by Storylandia. The Wapshott Journal of Fiction, Los Angeles, California. Copyrights for the individual stories and cover are held by their respective authors and artist and are reprinted here with the author/artist’s permission.

As always, a very big thank you to Kris Anderson for the proofread and editorial support.

Storylandia is always seeking quality original short fiction. Please have a look at our submission guidelines at www.Storylandia.WapshottPress.com or email the editor at editor AT wapshottpress DOT com

Cover: “White Poppy Seeds” by Molly Kiely, www.mollykiely.com

Storylandia
The Wapshott Journal of Fiction
Founded in 2009
Issue 4, Autumn 2011
Edited by Ginger Mayerson

Updated: September 29, 2011

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Win a copy of Storylandia 4!

The authors of the first three emails with the most correct answers before Halloween will win a free copy of Storylandia 4 and whatever swag we have lying around Wapshott HQ the moment.

Good luck and please send your answers to [email protected]. Please number your answers, thanks. Sorry, I can only send to U.S. addresses.

And here we go!

1. What is the actual town that is fictionalized as Thalia in Larry McMurtry’s The Last Picture Show?

2. What is the name of Larry McMurtry’s bookstore in his hometown?

3. What is the oldest continuous jazz club in the United States?’

4. Who were the two artists to get creative control from Berry Gordy in Motown?

5. Where did Jane Austen die?

6. How many stars does the Statue of Freedom atop the U.S. Capitol building have on her head ?

7. What years did Booth Tarkington win the Pulitzer for The Magnificent Ambersons and Alice Adams?

8. In the film “Kind Hearts and Coronets,” how many times is Alec Guiness murdered?

9. What was Agatha Christie’s final novel by publication/release date?

10. In Peter S Beagle’s ‘The Last Unicorn’, what was the other ‘real’ magical creature in Mommy Fortuna’s carnival?

11. Who are Jerry Statler and Conrad Waldorf?

12. Which Surrealist painter developed the Paranoic-critical method of painting?

13. Which of Tartini’s compositions did he claim was inspired by a particularly vivid dream of the devil?

14. What was the biggest city in Europe in the 13th century?

15. Who discovered Cicero’s Letters to Atticus in 1345?

16. Which was the last Southern state to secede from the Union in the American Civil War?

17. What’s the first name of Mary Worth’s boyfriend?

18. What free webhost did Yahoo close in 2009?

19. What Puccini opera is set in Nagasaki?

20. Who is this actress?

21. What country has a western border on the Caspian Sea and an eastern border with China?

22. Who is the Godfather of Manga?

23. IKEA is actually an acronym, for what do the letters stand?

24. In what television show can you find Arnold the Pig?

25. Name three core members of “The Brat Pack.”

26. In the English dub of Hayao Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle which actor voiced Calcifer?

Good luck and please send your answers to [email protected]. Please number your answers, thanks.

Answers and which Storylandia 4 author or editor dreamed up which questions will be revealed when we have three winners. Contest ends at 11:59 PM on October 30, 2011. Winners and answers will be revealed shortly afterwards. Yay!

“Three Days Standard Bereavement” by Michelle Brooks, “Heorrot” by Kathryn L. Ramage, “Ashes” by Megan Feldman, “Of the Night” by Theresa Hinkle, “All the Lonely People” by Fred Skolnik
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Cover: “White Poppy Seeds” by Molly Kiely

Coming soon: Storylandia 4

Michelle Brooks
Kathryn L. Ramage
Megan Feldman
Theresa Hinkle
Fred Skolnik
Cover by Molly Kiely
and
A contest to win a free copy! Stay turned, fiction fans. We’ll get the contest rollin’ at 12 AM Pacific Time on September 26.

“Three Days Standard Bereavement” by Michelle Brooks, “Heorrot” by Kathryn L. Ramage, “Ashes” by Megan Feldman, “Of the Night” by Theresa Hinkle, “All the Lonely People” by Fred Skolnik
Where to buy: Online (10% discount with this code: FUXBWW3E); Amazon; Kindle; Nook; ePub; Other places.

Cover: “White Poppy Seeds” by Molly Kiely