Anomaly 29 :: Fiction

Featured in this folio:

Introduction

We are particularly proud of the fiction in Anomaly #29. These stories illuminate and irradiate, alarm and enlighten.

“Birthday Dinner,” by Julian Anderson, depicts the dynamics of a woman’s relationship with her eminent mother, and the decisions she makes as she confronts the realities of her life.  “Loop,” by Abigail Oswald, is a surreal tale of a man and a woman, their lives together looping and repeating. John Colburn’s “Standoff at Café Phantom” is the dreamlike story of the Atomic Learning Team and their attempts to visit a restaurant and trade for a meal. 

Finally, we are honored to publish an excerpt from the forthcoming collection Ghosts Are Just Strangers Who Know How to Knock by Hillary Leftwich (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2019). This astonishing collection of essays, flash fiction, and narratives is guaranteed to knock you out, as you’ll discover in “Cosplay.” Be warned:  This piece will disquiet and disorient you, and you’ll never look at Dr. Phil the same way again. 

Thanks, as always, to the Anomaly fiction team, and thank you, reader, for giving your attention to these words, these stories, these dreams.  

David Heska Wanbli Weiden
September, 2019

Anomaly #29 FICTION Team

Kathryn Henion, Associate Fiction Editor
Katherine Agard, Associate Fiction Editor
Addie Tsai, Associate Fiction Editor
Stefania Gomez, Assistant Fiction Editor
Sebastien Cervantes, Assistant Fiction Editor