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These days are the jars we place on high shelves in pantries like/full ripe peaches slick in orange syrup so wet that when the jar/ breaks the house smells of peaches for days after.
Editor's note: Rebecca Gummere's gorgeous essay, "The Transit of Venus" was selected by Rebecca Makkai as the runner-up in New South’s 2015 Writing Contest. Here, Rebecca shares how her essay took shape and what she's been working on since. Rebecca Gummere: The essay is about the gradual decline and death of my mother, but it’s also about the transitory... Continue Reading →
This house is a house where you shake out your shoes. We have bloodsuckers, see. Creepy-crawlies. If it’s pissed off and fits in a boot, we’ve got it. Conenoses and masked hunters, lone star ticks and brown dog ticks. We have scorpions. Scorpions.
Editor’s Note: Che Yeun's "The Queen" was the winner of our 2014 Prose Contest and appeared in Issue 7.2 of New South. Our staff loved the story's voice and wit, its vivid and affecting details, and we were thrilled when judge Christopher Merkner selected it for first place.