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New Salad Days Revisited by - “I am almost twenty years out from that night when someone told me, in progressively hushed whispers, that he was watching me, and I wonder if I should have given myself so much distance before trying to chronicle those events
... http://bullmensfiction.com/salad-days-revisited/i-was-a-stranger/
I remember holding my viola, so I must have been returning from orchestra rehearsal when my roommate told me, “The weirdest thing happened. Some guy called for you, asked for you by your full name, and then when I told him you weren't here, he hung up. And then he did it two more times.
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New One-Question Interview by Bryce Emley - “I wanted readers to stumble into stewarding the same way I did
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BE: I'm sure you have countless stories to tell about your work that didn't make it into this essay — what would you say lends an experience to being the stuff of literature? KB: The bizarre and dramatic stories oftentimes trump the simple and straightforward ones. I didn't write about the time ...
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New One-Question Interview by Bryce Emley - “Personally, I don’t think there are people who are entirely good or evil—the situational forces that we are born into play a much bigger role than people think
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BE: What responsibility do you feel writers have (or that you had in writing this) to complicate readers' ideas of easily demonizable people by offering opportunities for sympathy? RL: I think part of telling a good story is to make sure that every person or character you are writing about comes ...
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New One-Question Interview by Bryce Emley - “… when you finally get a chance to use something in your writing, you can stop carrying it around with you
http://bullmensfiction.com/bullshot-interview/bullshot-connor-fergusun/
BE:This is a highly self-reflective piece that was admittedly, to some extent, a cathartic exercise. How does catharsis play into your writing process at large, and do you think it's a necessary component/bi-product? CF: All writing is cathartic in a certain sense. It really did help me while I ...
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New One-Question Interview by Bryce Emley - “I take no responsibility for characters who appear as evil, immoral, and depraved
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BE: As a writer of both fiction and nonfiction, how do you draw the line between the kinds of experiences you feel can/should be read or written about and those that shouldn't be? AG: I like the word “evocative.” When I write non-fiction pieces, I naturally want them to be interesting, ...
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New One-Question Interview by Bryce Emley - “… in those actions, I relived the memory and kept it fresh
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BE: When writing through events spanning such a long period of time, how are you able to find specific symbols and images within your past that illuminate seemingly separate narratives? Are they just salient memories, or is there an intentional search that goes on?
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New Essay by - “I was being trained like the masters of old. They did not generally have large libraries. They often had only six or seven books and from these books they learned their craft.
... http://bullmensfiction.com/essay/on-subtraction-and-rereading/
I'm a believer in subtraction. In anything. From people to foods to electronics. I think more is less and less is more. If not for the fact that I love my writing and my family, I think I would make a good monk. I might even make a respectable stylite or pillar saint.
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New What I Do by Kyle Bilinski - “They’re both wearing flannel shirts, unbuttoned. He appears to be removing her bra when I walk up with my bag and say, ‘Trash?’
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Passengers call me different things: steward, flight-attendant, air-hostess, even bastard (when I refused to serve a screwdriver to a young man with slurred speech during boarding). But most folks just wave and yell “SIR!” whenever they want something. The shiny nametag stuck to my button-up ...
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New Salad Days Revisited by Ryan Lutz - “The explosion of drugs like meth and crack in Rural America has torn away at the psyche of each and every small town
... http://bullmensfiction.com/salad-days-revisited/crackheads-and-corn/
The words from my mother's phone call rattled around my head as I opened the door and walked into the bitter Indiana air. “Ivan got fired today, honey,” She said. “I think they're gunning for your dad next.” With overdue bills to pay and a looming tuition deadline, my priorities were rearranging ...
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New Essay by - “A year and a half ago, I had a quarter-life crisis. If you read this step-by-step strategy guide — and with a little luck and determination — you can have one, too.
... http://bullmensfiction.com/essay/notes-on-a-quarter-life-crisis/
I don't really believe in predictable life crises. I don't think there's an alarm inside us set to go off at a predetermined age and make us go full-on Lester Burnham. But at a certain point, you have to admit that a setback is more than just that. You might have to do some real digging to get ...
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New BULL Recon by Alan Guzzetti - “Spectacularly risen from the ashes, a sparkling monument with a catostrophic past
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The little 737 glided almost silently over the azure waters of the rocky coastline, seeming to drop very slowly, a foot or two every few seconds. Huge and craggy outcroppings jutted from the sea to form tiny islands, some barren and clearly volcanic, and some with trees growing on their tops, ...
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New Essay by Pete Stevens - Lucky came from Egypt, the land of pharaohs and Cleopatra. Now he was dead in a box in a hole in Midland, Michigan, U.S.A.
... http://bullmensfiction.com/essay/plastic-cactus/
The lizard, an Egyptian uromastyx, appearing like a miniature dinosaur, crawled out from my girlfriend's purse. I watched this creature lick the air, testing, before he climbed onto my thigh. I scooped him into my hand, brought his face close to mine. My girlfriend, laughing, twisting her head, ...
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Fiction for Thinking Men
Introduction
BULL is the first and only journal devoted exclusively to Men's Fiction. 

Submit your stories and essays at bullmensfiction.submishmash.com/submit