This week in Recommended Reading: Alex Epstein

Seven new stories by our own Alex Epstein—author of Lunar Savings Time and Blue Has No South—are featured this week as Electric Literature’s “Recommended Reading.”

“While the word counts of Alex Epstein’s ‘microfictions’ may rarely reach triple digits, the seven stories this week, from his new collection, For My Next Illusion I Will Use Wings, occupy the space of something much larger,” writes editor Benjamin Samuel, and notes that “The refined nature of these stories is so unusual, so remarkable, that we’re departing from Recommended Reading’s normal publication schedule. Instead of one story a week, starting October 10, we’re publishing one microfiction a day for seven days, each accompanied by a beautiful illustration by David Polonsky. Later, they’ll all be available together online, and in Kindle and ePub formats.”

Today’s story is “Plot Twist,” translated by Jessica Cohen. Read them all here!

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