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    The editors of Interfictions Online are happy to announce the birth of the journal’s latest issue, on May 22, 2014!

    The Spring 2014 issue’s non-fiction offerings include Mark Craddock’s poignant collage in Aerial Acrobatics and Gender Reassignment Surgery – A How-To Guide, while Inda Lauryn’s Parallels and Transitions splices analysis of contemporary female vocalists into a graduate school memoir. Isabel Yap’s Life Is Not a Shoujo Manga speaks for itself. And in an interview with Jeff VanderMeer and Jeremy Zerfoss, the two creators discuss their illustrated guide to writing, Wonderbook.

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  • “Four Very True Tales” by Kelly Barnhill: 3rd Interfictions Annex Story up online!
    by Erin | September 29th, 2009 |

    The “IAF Annex” features a new original short story each week, leading up to the November publication of our genre-spanning anthology Interfictions 2. This week we’re pleased to bring you “Four Very True Tales” by Kelly Barnhill!

    Kelly writes:

    A few years ago, I had the opportunity to participate in two very different mentorship programs — one in Speculative Fiction and one in Narrative Nonfiction and Memoir. During that year, I thought very hard about the relationship between memory and imagination, or more specifically, when a person spends most of her life focusing on her own imagination — weaving the possible, the actual and the impossible so tightly that she doesn’t even notice that it’s occurring — what would that memoir look like? What I discovered is that in unpacking memory, the real and the surreal are as close as a breath in and a breath out. So, I started a series of experiments — fictional nonfictions, imagined memories, pieces that wavered between dream and waking while still being utterly true — mostly focused on family life, and on the strange shapes that love can take.

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    2 Responses to ““Four Very True Tales” by Kelly Barnhill: 3rd Interfictions Annex Story up online!”

    1. coloncleanse Says:

      I’ve tried blind writing to achieve the same result. I have some software which gives me a black screen and I start with 3 different words and weave them into my narative over a 5 minute period.
      No stopping or editing… just letting thoughts flow. Get some great inspiration this way.

    2. Terri Windling Says:

      Gorgeous. I absolutely love these lines:

      “You loved a mountain before you ever did love me. I say this without petulance or accusation. I say this because we are animal and we love what we love.”

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