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This is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.

NEVER STOP by Jess Taylor (Anstruther Press), reviewed by William Kemp for issue five of (parenthetical).

Jess Taylor’s NEVER STOP stops at some point, which is rather unfortunate for the reader. The collection is a weird break-neck exploration of neuroses and being scared and friendship and writing. Taylor uses the “I” speaker throughout the collection, and in the hands of a lesser writer, this would have been alienating. But her plainspoken and slightly off-kilter honesty draws the reader in. And the reader wants to know how these things shape her; how she shapes them back and how she copes. Taylor writes with a charming and off-beat brevity that demands the reader step back for a moment after barreling through never stop and re-read her words several times to appreciate just how much she says with so few words.

England wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor stumps Australian batswoman Jess Taylor during the third NatWest One Day International match between England and Australia at the BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground on August 25, 2013 in Hove, England. (August 24, 2013 - Source: Harry Engels/Getty Images Europe) (via England Women v Australia Women: Women’s Ashes Series - 3rd NatWest ODI - Pictures - Zimbio)

anonymous asked:

do you have the addresses of jess taylor, jenna montgomery, blue kalmbach and dean selbe?

Blue Kalmbach for whatever reason isn’t coming up in the system.  You can call 503-988-4300 to find out.  You must write INMATE MAIL above the address for this specific jail.

INMATE MAIL
Jess Taylor SWIS #779936
11540 NE Inverness Dr.
Portland, OR 97220

INMATE MAIL
Jenna Montogmery SWIS #779935
11540 NE Inverness Dr.
Portland, OR 97220

As for Dean Selbe…

Dean Selbe
c/o Roanoke County/Salem Jail
401 E. Main Street
Salem, Virginia 24153 



Two Years of Little Fiction, pt. 21

As the celebration of our first two years winds down (only three more posts left), we take a well-deserved look back at two (perhaps underrated) stories from July of this year: A Proper Burial — an incredibly sharp, entertaining and ill-fated story by Thomas Michael Duncan, and Anthill by Jess Taylor — an honest and simple story that looks at the complexity of relationships.

Check out them both again, or for the first time in ePub format.

A Proper Burial by Thomas Michael Duncan
ePub | Read online

Anthill by Jess Taylor
ePub | Read online

Cheers.

Dragnet friend Jess Taylor has recently started up The Emerging Writers Reading Series, which is a platform for emerging writers to come and share their work with other creative and like minded individuals. The series has not yet started, so fear not, you haven’t missed anything yet. Jess is hoping for a March 2012 start date. “Like” the group on Facebook to keep up with all of the good things coming your way!