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Prequels
2016-06-01 :: dave

This is the last in a series of prequels I’ve been writing this spring. The idea has been to give people a little preview of If You Need Me I’ll Be Over There, and also to return for a time to these stories and these characters—some of whom I first wrote more than twelve years […]

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Prequels
2016-05-25 :: dave

Every Wednesday, I’m posting a short, 1000-word prequel to one of the eleven stories in If You Need Me I’ll Be Over There, which comes out June 1. This one’s a prequel to the ninth story in the collection, “Irgendwo, Nirgendwo”, originally published in New Ohio Review. A cat carcass under the examination table’s bright […]

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Prequels
2016-05-18 :: dave

Every Wednesday, I’m posting a short, 1000-word prequel to one of the eleven stories in If You Need Me I’ll Be Over There, which comes out June 1. This one’s a prequel to the eighth story in the collection, “Another Man’s Treasure”, originally published in Prairie Schooner. This happened on a weeknight in May, when […]

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Prequels
2016-05-11 :: dave

Every Wednesday, I’m posting a short, 1000-word prequel to one of the eleven stories in If You Need Me I’ll Be Over There, which comes out June 1. This one’s a prequel to the sixth story in the collection, “Little Fingers”, originally published in Hawai’i Review. One “Be careful up there.” The voice just appeared, […]

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Prequels
2016-05-04 :: dave

Every Wednesday, I’m posting a short, 1000-word prequel to one of the eleven stories in If You Need Me I’ll Be Over There, which comes out June 1. This one’s a prequel to the fifth story in the collection, “An Uneven House”, originally published in Beloit Fiction Journal. We open mid-scene, in medias res, as […]

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Prequels
2016-04-27 :: dave

Every Wednesday, I’m posting a short, 1000-word prequel to one of the eleven stories in If You Need Me I’ll Be Over There, which comes out June 1. This one’s a prequel to the fourth (and seventh and eleventh) story in the collection, “If You Need Me I’ll Be Over There”. The day I left […]

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Prequels
2016-04-20 :: dave

Every Wednesday, I’m posting a short, 1000-word prequel to one of the eleven stories in If You Need Me I’ll Be Over There, which comes out June 1. This one’s a prequel to the third story in the collection, “Smear the Queer”, originally published in Barrelhouse. My second semester at Pitt, I was denied entrance […]

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Prequels
2016-04-13 :: dave

Every Wednesday, I’m posting a short, 1000-word prequel to one of the eleven stories in If You Need Me I’ll Be Over There, which comes out June 1. This one’s a prequel to the second story in the collection, “Karl Friedrich Gauss”, originally published in Hobart. Hobart actually once published another prequel of sorts, as […]

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Prequels
2016-04-06 :: dave

Starting today, and every Wednesday for the next nine Wednesdays, I’ll be posting here a short, 1000-word prequel to one of the eleven stories in If You Need Me I’ll Be Over There, which comes out June 1. This one’s a prequel to the first story in the collection, “Pamela”, originally published in Indiana Review. […]

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