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The Cut Worm
     

The Cut Worm

by Mitch James
 
In days the world will be obliterated by Apophis, a meteor the size Texas. What do you say to those you love? Or imagine a world where some lose their shadows, and when they do they become catatonic or kill themselves. How would you react when, one afternoon, you notice your daughter, just a child, no longer has her shadow? The Cut Worm, a chapbook of literary

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In days the world will be obliterated by Apophis, a meteor the size Texas. What do you say to those you love? Or imagine a world where some lose their shadows, and when they do they become catatonic or kill themselves. How would you react when, one afternoon, you notice your daughter, just a child, no longer has her shadow? The Cut Worm, a chapbook of literary fiction, is rife with families held together by damage. These people are not vampires. They do not fight dragons or live in the future. Instead, they are your neighbors, your friends, your family--maybe you.

This collection reminds us that nothing cuts like a family, and it begs the question, can the cut worm always forgive the plow?



About the Author
Mitch James was born and raised in Central Illinois, where he received a BA in English with a minor in Creative Writing from Eastern Illinois University. He received a Master's in Literature and a Ph.D. in Composition from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He's had fiction and poetry published in Decomp, Underground Voices, Kill Author, Digital Americana and Blue Earth Review among others, and his academic book, Fiction Writing, What's Rhetoric Got to Do With It, is forthcoming with Multi-Lingual Matters Press. You can find Mitch's most recent poetry in Chronograph and short fiction in Black & Grey Magazine. Mitch lives in northeast Ohio, where he's an Instructor of Composition and Literature at Lakeland Community College. Find more of his work at www.mitchjamesauthor.com

Product Details

BN ID:
2940156815630
Publisher:
Underground Voices
Publication date:
10/18/2016
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
314 KB

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Meet the Author

Mitch James was born and raised in Central Illinois, where he received a BA in English with a minor in Creative Writing from Eastern Illinois University. He received a Master's in Literature and a Ph.D. in Composition from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He's had fiction and poetry published in Decomp, Underground Voices, Kill Author, Digital Americana and Blue Earth Review among others, and his academic book, Fiction Writing, What's Rhetoric Got to Do With It, is forthcoming with Multi-Lingual Matters Press. You can find Mitch’s most recent poetry in Chronograph and short fiction in Black & Grey Magazine. Mitch lives in northeast Ohio, where he's an Instructor of Composition and Literature at Lakeland Community College. Find more of his work at www.mitchjamesauthor.com

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