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Mary Kuryla

Mary Kuryla’s collection Freak Weather Stories (University of Massachusetts Press, 2017) received the Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction. Her stories have appeared and are forthcoming in The Paris Review, Conjunctions, The Kenyon Review, AGNI, The Baffler, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, and elsewhere. They have received the Pushcart Prize and the Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Award. Her 2022 novel, Away to Stay (Regal House Publishing), was called “a delightfully quirky debut” by Publishers Weekly. Kuryla is currently at work on a collection of short stories.

July/Aug 2022

Abandon Ship

By Mary Kuryla

It was how they bellied up, the eyes milky in the silvered skin, the blood gills lined blue, it was how they were dying, all these fishes. Affectionate, the woman […]