The Write Question

Fiction
10:09 am
Wed March 4, 2015

The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac

Spokane author Sharma Shields talks about and reads from her novel The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac.

"The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac is deeply strange and strangely moving. Like Kafka's The Metamorphosis, it demands and rewards surrender."

— Richard Russo

About the book:

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50th Anniversary Short Fiction Contest
10:59 am
Tue March 3, 2015

Short Fiction Contest: Elinor, who could not kneel

Credit Emanuela Franchini

For our 50th Anniversary Short Fiction Contest, we asked you to send a 700-word, or less, story in which Montana Public Radio is mentioned in some way. We'll be accepting entries until March 15, 2015. Winners will be announced in April. This story is by Joanna Pocock.

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Monday Poems
11:46 am
Mon March 2, 2015

"Which Last"

In the thicket just west of my shack,
under the heaviest of canopied pines,

every day, all winter long, two does recline
and rest, and sometimes when I look

from the window their eyes are closed,
but still they go on chewing whatever

snowbound vegetation they've uncovered—
or just their sad, inadequate cuds, I suppose.

As I suppose my daily apple also
is due to them. I've been a little slow to learn

not to throw the core and make them run,
but to toss it gently between us, like so.

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50th Anniversary Short Fiction Contest
6:18 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Short Fiction Contest: Chasing Happiness

Credit Rafter Bard Morgans https://www.flickr.com/photos/rafterbardmorgans

For our 50th Anniversary Short Fiction Contest, we asked you to send a 700-word, or less, story in which Montana Public Radio is mentioned in some way. We'll be accepting entries until March 15, 2015. Winners will be announced in April. This story is by Marged Bernstein.

It's barely 5 a.m. and Tess is outside talking to the moon backlighting the movie set that is rural Montana's Hi-Line.

“Damn cowboys,” she says, thinking about how Billy had dumped her.

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Fiction
6:02 am
Wed February 25, 2015

A Prison Riot, A Fiddle, And The Love Of A Good Woman

S.M. Hulse talks about the characters in her debut novel Black River. She also reads passages from the book.

About the book:

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50th Anniversary Short Fiction Contest
6:20 am
Tue February 24, 2015

Short Fiction Contest: What The Cat Saw

Credit Tambako the Jaguar, https://www.flickr.com/photos/tambako

For our 50th Anniversary Short Fiction Contest, we asked you to send a 700-word, or less, story in which Montana Public Radio is mentioned in some way. We'll be accepting entries until March 15, 2015. Winners will be announced in April. This story is by Geoffrey Taylor.

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Monday Poems
10:17 am
Mon February 23, 2015

"Muriel"

My mother held out for tangerines.
They were more willing than the orange,
Rare as China, still, and carried the
Thought, which was never spoken,
That life was no more than that.
Peeling them now in the darkened
Kitchen, the taste of them almost in
My mouth. A mouth forged
From the soft melding of two others
Slipping open like caves found
In darkness, moistening the sweet,
Heavy air that fell between them
With the thought that was never spoken.
My thumbs enter the skin
No differently than did those

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50th Anniversary Short Fiction Contest
6:07 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Short Fiction Contest: The Night Before The Wedding

For our 50th Anniversary Short Fiction Contest, we asked you to send a 700-word, or less, story in which Montana Public Radio is mentioned in some way. We'll be accepting entries until March 15, 2015. Winners will be announced in April. This story is by Derin Dorsett.

The weight above her eyebrows felt heavier and heavier, creating a deep wrinkle.

“Are you mad?” her daughters teased her and giggled.

The joy from those giggles didn’t erase the furrow.

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Memoir
6:07 am
Wed February 18, 2015

Resilience: Two Sisters And A Story Of Mental Illness

Jessie Close talks about and reads from her memoir, Resilience: Two Sisters And A Story Of Mental Illness.

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50th Anniversary Short Fiction Contest
1:18 pm
Tue February 17, 2015

Short Fiction Contest: Morning Addition

For our 50th Anniversary Short Fiction Contest, we asked you to send a 700-word, or less, story in which Montana Public Radio is mentioned in some way. We'll be accepting entries until March 15, 2015. Winners will be announced in April. This story is by Mark Leichliter.

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