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Stories from best fiction magazines and podcasts.

That's Democracy by Louis Kornfeld  


12 min    Play

A teacher gives his students a lesson about democracy that they'll never forget.

Medusa by Pat Barker  


38 min    Play

A woman has a traumatic experience the day she is preparing for an exhibition of her paintings.

Two Crows Apart by Max Baker  


21 min    Play

Unwanted house guests. A murder of crows. Is something brewing in the raw, early morning?

The Prairie Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld  

Social Drama

40 min    Play

A woman is obsessed with the Twitter feed of her former friend, a social-media celebrity known for her approachable evangelical religiosity, her homeschooling of her children, and down-home recipes.

The Lazy River by Zadie Smith  


19 min    Play

Set in an all inclusive hotel in Almeria, Spain, the guests float along in a pool as if they're in a river, and discuss Brexit.

The Last Cheng Beng Gift by Jaymee Goh  


34 min    Play

A family matriarch receives (and judges) traditional Chinese gifts sent by her family to her residence in the underworld.