Joi came out of the kiln after class one afternoon. She struck up a conversation while Danielle was glazing her handmade jug. She appeared several decades behind, with her asymmetrical hair and hoop earrings, and there was a bullet hole surrounded by dried blood on her patchwork sweater. “Thought you’d be scared or something.” Joi […]
1981 The State Store was a squat, Soviet-style building parked on the less-heeled side of our little town. Stark and foreboding, it was the place to go if you wanted something stronger than a six pack of pissy beer or a cheap bottle of fortified wine. In all the years that I lived there, I don’t […]
Stories by Kimbilio Faculty Member Asali Solomon and Kimbilio Fellow Jamel Brinkley have been selected for the 2021 anthology. Congratulations to them for this prestigious honor.
Kimbilio Fellow Amina Gautier’s “Mean to Me” was selected by Robert Olen Butler as a finalist for the 2020 World’s Best Short-Short Story Contest. Read the winning short short at the link below. https://www.southeastreview.org/single-post/39-1-amina-gautier
“Branded” by Cole Lavalais on THE OFFING. Click below.
Read “Kraken in Love” at this link: https://trampset.org/the-kraken-in-love-518aa5090d1c
Library of America announces the release of Octavia E. Butler: Kindred, Fledgling, Collected Stories—the first volume in the projected complete works of a writer whose impact and influence on the genre can rightly be called transformative. Follow the link below for an interview with the volume’s editors, Nisi Shawl and Gerry Canavan. https://www.loa.org/news-and-views/1824-the-worlds-of-octavia-e-butler-theres-real-danger-in-these-stories?fbclid=IwAR1qVgUfeW9ngzNo2eTxH02GZRWJNMMCNXsQWstveulK3EjUuQfDrIdlnm8
Memorials he morning Ernesto died and a glittering cloud of debris and ash swallowed the neighborhood, Beth Gopin was on her way to see him. Beth had called Ernesto and asked him to meet her at Taj Tribeca. Although Beth and Ernesto enjoyed the atmosphere and well-stocked buffet, Taj Tribeca held greater significance—they could […]
The Waynes and Johnsons: Albemarle County, Virginia, Circa 1862 and Beyond In 1840, Claude Wayne exerted his God-given right to his property when he relieved himself inside a slave wench named Norma. The resulting child was his, hazel eyes glinting green in the sun, a mongrel if Wayne had ever seen one. Couldn’t stand […]