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GIGANTIC HA-HA PREVIEW
11/30/14
 
 
 
TWO VERY SHORT STORIES by Osama Alomar
from print issue 6
 
Because the role demanded it, the actor, after much hesitation, made himself cross-eyed.
 
 
THREE CARTOONS by Carolita Johnson, Michael Crawford, and Drew Dernavich
from print issue 6
 
A selection of cartoons from "the New Giganticer."
 
 
LAUGH UNTIL IT HURTS: AN INTERVIEW WITH J. ROBERT LENNON by Adalena Kavanagh
from print issue 6
 
"A suddenly crying man behind a microphone is otherwise terrifying."
 
 
DON’T QUOTE ME ON THIS by Erin Somers
from print issue 6
 
Winner of the Penny-a-Word Contest, selected by Adam Wilson.
 
 
SOMETIMES IN REALITY YOU KICK THE FOOTBALL: A CONVERSATION WITH GABRIELLE BELL by James Yeh
from print issue 6
 
"They brought over bagels, herring—all this nice food—juice, coffee. And I was so mad at them."
 
 
GIGANTIC TALES guest-edited by Chloé Cooper Jones
7/2/14
 
 
 
THESE STORIES ARE ALL OURS: A Conversation about Fairy Tales Between Porochista Khakpour and John Dermot Woods
7/2/14
 
KHAKPOUR: That fairy tale has become synonymous with happy ending is part of the problem.
 
 
THE NEW BIRTHS by Matt Bell
7/2/14
 
Because the older was born with a mouth full of teeth, the younger was birthed made of wood, so that the older might have something to destroy.
 
 
MAN IN CONTROL by Rebecca Evanhoe
7/2/14
 
They counted down to the record: “Three-fifteen!” “Three-eighteen!” “Three-twenty-two!”
 
 
THE SILENT DANCE OF COURTLY SOCIETY by Paul Scheerbart
7/2/14
 
Suddenly the prince decided he wanted to become—a painter.
 
 
THE LIST INEXHAUSTIBLE by Yelena Akhtiorskaya
7/2/14
 
Was there a worse combination of traits?
 
 
THE SURFACE by Iris Moulton
7/2/14
 
What the mermaid saw was this: two lumps haloed by the world.
 
 
FRANK USES MNEMONICS by Rhoads Stevens
7/2/14
 
I shoved him onto the mound of snow with the pale dog shit.
 
 
WHITE KNIGHT BALLROOM—C by Daniel Rolf
7/2/14
 
It was always nice not to be certain things and it is still.
 
 
STAGES by Agatha French
7/2/14
 
One woman wears a real hat, which is really too much, I think.
 
 
DYING by Deb Olin Unferth
7/2/14
 
We wouldn’t use an emoticon, one of us said in a serious tone.
 
 
HAMBURGER, SUCCULENT, GRAPES, KETCHUP: AN INTERVIEW WITH ANDRÉ ACIMAN by Iris Moulton
7/2/14
 
ACIMAN: If it doesn’t ring of classicism, I’m not interested.
 
 
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