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Fiction by Dalton Trumbo

Rooting for Bryan Cranston for the Oscar win? Before settling in to watch the 2016 Academy Awards, brush up on fiction by Dalton Trumbo (played by Best Actor nominee Cranston in Trumbo) from our archive: “Darling Bill—” by Dalton Trumbo   April 20, 1935 A love-struck Congressman’s secretary sends an errant press release that leads […] ... More
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“Darling Bill—” by Dalton Trumbo

Editor’s note: “Darling Bill—” was the first in a series of political satire Dalton Trumbo wrote for magazines and film. The epistolary fiction first appeared in The Saturday Evening Post on April 20, 1935. OFFICE OF REPRESENTATIVE GEORGE W. BILCHESTER DARLING BILL: Things have let up a minute, so maybe I’ll get a chance to […] ... More
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“Five C’s for Fever the Five” by Dalton Trumbo

Editor’s note: “Five C’s for Fever the Five” was originally published in The Saturday Evening Post on November 30, 1935. The boys in Mufti Joe’s place had just returned from a fortunate crap game in the Shore hotel down the street. Now they were sitting around the pool hall in various attitudes of relaxation. Fever […] ... More
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Five in the Fifth

Fourth runner-up in the 2016 Great American Fiction Contest: Working at the Evergreen Nursing Home, young Jerry Keller didn’t think much about the future until he met Millie. ... More
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Welcoming Death

Third runner-up in the 2016 Great American Fiction Contest: Was Perry really face to face with Death, or was it all just an elaborate dream? ... More
Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald

Zelda, Burning

Winner of the 2016 Great American Fiction Contest: At Highland Hospital, Zelda Fitzgerald found refuge from the world — but not from Scott. ... More
Magic Circle

The Magic Circle

First runner-up in the 2016 Great American Fiction Contest: On a fall night in 1963, a young immigrant struggles to support his family and hold on to a dream. ... More
Man Walking Dog in a City

A Short Ride to Mercy

Fifth runner-up in the 2016 Great American Fiction Contest: Sam didn’t become his dog until Marlene left. The older they got, the more they depended on each other — now more than ever. ... More
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Undocumented

A father’s plans to document his eldest child’s Christmas performance go awry in this new humorous short story by Bob Waldner. ... More
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