Fiction

MOVING HANS by Kevin Sterne

October 13, 2017

Apparently Mary Pat was a professional—no, Olympic—body builder. She was also buried with all her trophies. And the memory of her in the house was too strong for Hans, and this was why he was moving.
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THE WES ANDERSON EFFECT by Bob Lorentson

July 26, 2017

“You don’t know the movie?” asked Phoebe, incredulous. “I thought for sure you’d be into Anderson like the rest of the guys in the election committee. Don’t tell me you’re a Coen head?”
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BORBORYGMI, UNEXPURGATED OR GAS AT MASS by Gary Rogowski

February 20, 2017
BORBORYGMI, UNEXPURGATED OR GAS AT MASS by Gary Rogowski

He squirmed like day being smothered by night. The sound slipped out again. He fidgeted. It doubled its volume. He coughed. His sphincter coughed back. It was a battle lost.
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LIFE-CHANGING MOMENTS ARE MOSTLY FOUND BY ACCIDENT by Brett Busang

January 5, 2017

I was cutting classes in a noble sort of way, as a kind of scholar-in-residence who was pursuing an independent line of study.
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LOVE-DEATH LIT 101 by Terry Bazes

November 12, 2016

As the news of this meeting of the two great undead authors spread, a crowd of thousands amassed on the vast green plain around them. The summer sun was scorching, and before long not a few of the onlookers had to be treated for heat stroke while enterprising merchants seized the opportunity to charge...
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GRANGERS by Donald Hubbard

June 16, 2016

Undeterred by the absence of a meeting place, the Grangers persisted in staging annual pot luck dinners in the school gym where they cranked out the long lunch tables and covered them with 23 different species of Jell-o molds and 18 crocks of baked beans, as well as a few casseroles formed from various...
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HALLOWEEN NIGHT by Janice Wagar

October 31, 2015
HALLOWEEN NIGHT by Janice Wagar

Again came the unearthly shrieking, sounding like nothing I’d ever heard before. I bounded out of bed and ran to the open window, shivering as I peered into the darkness.
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SMALL TALK: A VERY SMALL PLAY ON THE MODERN WORKPLACE by Scott Neuffer

October 4, 2015

"Just making small talk, Dave. I was thinking the other day that the afterlife must be a lot like Facebook. Everybody floating around in space vying for divine attention. I mean, heaven must be the greatest status of all. Am I right?"
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WARS DISTANT AND NEAR, COLD AND HOT (Pt.2) by Mark Brazaitis

July 7, 2015

He hung up and tried to text her, but his fingers trembled. Instead of writing, “Please come back,” he wrote, “Peace some lack.” Good enough, he thought, and hit send.
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WARS DISTANT AND NEAR, COLD AND HOT (Pt.1) by Mark Brazaitis

May 15, 2015

Beth and Liza found themselves the interim co-directors of both the rink’s Skate With Us program and the Sherman Figure Skating Club’s upcoming performance of “Cinderella on Ice.” It was as if Khrushchev and Kennedy had been required to share the job of secretary general of the United Nations. Or to run a restaurant...
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Editor’s Ramblings

New Look, Same Magazine

In the immortal words of the Brady kids:

When it's time to change, then it’s time to change
Don't fight the tide, come along for the ride, don't you see
When it's time to change, you've got to rearrange
Who you are into what you're gonna be

With the help of writer and webmaster Ian Shane, we have given ourselves a makeover. It was surprisingly easy and relatively painless. On the inside, we are still the same magazine. On the outside, we are slightly more fabulous.

Praxis takes pride in featuring established and up-and-coming writers. We are always looking for new material and fresh voices. Check out our submission guidelines to get an idea of the kind of work we are looking for, and peruse our stories to get a feel for what we like.

We update our content regularly, so read voraciously and check back often.

Cheers!

Andie Ryan
Editor