* Online lit mags are publishing some of the most intriguing writing available today. Every Monday, I post a pointer to a site that offers fiction and/or poetry either as free content or as samples from subscriber issues. Today’s pointer is to THE COLLAGIST.
THE COLLAGIST is published once a month. We publish fiction, non-fiction, and poetry from general submissions, as well as book reviews, novel excerpts from upcoming releases, and special features such as our Classic Reprint series.
Short Fiction excerpt from: Calvino’s Fingers by Brian Kubarycz
On Spring afternoons, when the scent of the ponds, which sat green and alive beyond the courtyard of cathedral school, drifted into the classroom and filled us with thoughts of rolling mud balls and heaving them like frogs against the sidewalks, or rubbing them into the newly starched collars of all altar boys, I knew we would soon be asked to find a jar big enough for a dozen pickles, poke holes in the tin lid, and walk out to the ponds to catch a frog we then could skin and anatomize as our faith-school science project. By then I had already smelled Calvino’s fingers.