Short Story Pick of the Month

What begins as a fantastical story of a small Southern town’s populace living in trees after a devastating flood becomes a serious and sensitive portrayal of a strained marriage told through the eyes of thirteen-year-old Rayanne. Pederson’s gorgeous style twists from jarring to quirky, from sweet to grotesque, all the while drawing you into her world and making you care for all her characters. Enjoy! –Ana (Publishing Coordinator)

Small and Heavy World

By Ashleigh Pederson


Ashleigh Pederson recently earned her MFA from University of Pittsburgh. She currently lives in Austin, TX, where she writes, works, swims, and soaks up all the outstanding dive bar honky tonk.

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October 14, 2010
9:05 pm
Small and Heavy World by Ashley Pederson – The Story Blog says...

[…] folks at Algonquin published this short story on their blog as an excerpt from the latest edition of New Stories From the […]

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