“In A Relationship,” a brand-new story by Marcy, is now up in the summer issue of BLIP MAGAZINE, formerly known as Mississippi Review Online. Here’s how it starts:
Daphne was still Facebook friends with her ex-boyfriend. She witnessed the moment that his status was updated. Sam was no longerSingle. He was In a relationship.
In a relationship. In a relationship. In a relationship.
But not with her.
Marcy has a brand-new story set in Astoria, Queens in the anthology Forgotten Borough: Writers Come to Terms with Queens, edited by Nicole Steinberg, along with work by Arthur Nersesian, Ron Hogan, Susan Y. Chi, and Julia Alvarez. You can order Forgotten Borough from Amazon or Indiebound.
Emily tracked down her biological father in a small, industrial town in Northern Germany. Henry Bean had ducked out of Emily’s life when she was only six months old, not long after her mother had left him for another man.
“Look at you,” he said. “You’re gorgeous.”
They met for the first time at a bar in his neighborhood. He paid for her beer.
“Thanks,” she said quietly. She did not want to appear to be too happy. Already, she adored him.
“The words ‘There are croutons’ have never seemed so sad,” says Fifty-Two Stories editor Cal Morgan of Marcy’s “sinuous long story, with echoes of both The Great Gatsby and The Graduate.”