A thief steals the air from a room. Children invent a nursery rhyme to make sense of their fate, and a band of girls rots from the outside in. These characters stumble through joy and murder and confusion, only to survive and wait for the next catastrophe to arrive. Moments so brief and disturbing you can't afford to look away. Jac Jamc''s affecting stories mine the territory between what is real and what it means to create understanding.
A violence The grifted The dark spot Women in wells Marbles loosed Bent back Ratman The wrong sister Somebody else's Half Judgment Day Hammer, damper Unaccounted The crickets try to organize themselves into some raucous pentameter A heaven gone Like lightning Before we pass this way again The chamber of the enigma The Colleens Engrossed The direction of forgetting Roundabout the bottom Tangle Points on staying alive during that old war Felted Entered A willingness & warning More mysteries Twins, or ambivalence Prison windows The tackiness of souls Hospitable madness Prowlers Filch and rot Recipe for her absence Both fruit and flower Configuration The effects of rotation The things which blind us Let me be your tugboat king Alcyone The hush of the party.