Posts Tagged ‘ William Masters ’

SAN FRANCISCO FEVER by William Masters

November 7, 2014

Drake, the decedent’s brother, had simply invited everyone for whom he found an email address or a telephone number in his brother’s personal phone book and confidential Yahoo email list. The last sentence of the invitation, “Lunch and an open bar will be provided,” assured a healthy turnout of celebrants and dangerous levels of...
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March 20, 2014

“Don’t be too fast to mock,” she said with the composed smile of someone about to reveal something confidential. “There is a story that goes with this orchid. Just sit back, enjoy your drink and listen.”
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WASH AND DRY by William Masters

September 4, 2013

The recent arrivals to the neighborhood, the new residents, who have come to see and be seen, present themselves for inspection, then take careful inventory and make a sharpshooter’s evaluation of those already seated: the men look at which wedding ring fingers remain empty while the women subtly scan for concealed erections. These persons...
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HINDSIGHT by William Masters

May 15, 2013

"I have faith that you will continue to beguile other people, but I trust you no further than I could throw you from that expensive chair in which you sit so comfortably ensconced.”
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ETIQUETTE by William Masters

February 5, 2013

I tried to stop looking at my watch. I pictured a police car with siren on, clearing the way for the elevator company’s emergency response vehicle (“ERV”). I was sitting on the elevator floor and imagined the ERV had collided with a California Street cable car stopped by a car stalled on the cable...
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November 26, 2012

At first, even the mirrors in her own house didn't recognize her reflection. The baby couldn't remember her. Her friends of a lifetime hardly hid their surprise (nor masked their envy) at her transformation. However, her husband instantly recognized her as soon as she arrived, unannounced, and embraced her with a depth of feeling...
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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.

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