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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

challenges: Fail

as prelude to the launch of the challenge issue:
a challenge story that was published in BluePrintReview #20, "The Missing Part" issue.

FAIL by Zhoen
"My father thought that the trick to a good life was being able to play an instrument. (He always thought there was a trick to any kind of success. He'd never managed the trick to it, so was where he was.) I was terrific at cutting my losses. I minded my mother telling me I lacked sticktoitiveness.

I failed to have her ironclad faith. Lost it when I was eight, if I'd ever had it at all. I wanted it, prayed for it...."

read it all, here: "Fail" by Zhoen, photo by Cecilia Austin

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