Our virtual launch party continues! We are so excited to have a chance to be sharing readings from the Magic issue all month long. Join us Saturdays and Sundays to check out new videos from our contributors and 2020 Lit Award winners. Let’s celebrate!
This Witness Weekend, we’re introducing Alex Berge’s engaging short story, “The Intruder”, which encompasses the struggle of a heartbroken office drudge to become social again, in the midst of a series of strange visits from a coffee-drinking, masked intruder… In response to this reading, our Fiction Editor, Wendy Wimmer, notes: “This was one of those stories that I kept remembering in quiet moments of my daily life. Berge does a series of interesting movements with narrative craft here that is almost a primer on how to turn a story and develop a character at almost a subliminal level.” As with any good mystery, we’ve given you just a taste; for the complete story and conclusion, find it in the new issue, pages 16-23!
As a special deal highlighting our contributors this month, we are offering 25% off our Magic Issue and Witness Memberships in our online shop when you type their name as a coupon code. $1 from every sale & tip jar donation this month with coupon codes will go to help first responders in the COVID-19 crisis. Add “ALEX” to unlock savings today!
Author Bio: Alex Berge earned his MFA in fiction from West Virginia University in 2011. He’s a member of Poems While You Wait, a non-profit writing collective, and is the Associate Editor for CRAFT Literary. He lives in Chicago with his wife.
Photo courtesy of Joe Tighe