Author Archives: Jarrett Haley

Rimer’s Boots

Rimer’s Boots

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“It was light-lifting, you might say, and if you worried that you were engaged in anything illegal, you could always rely on your ignorance to see you through, or pass any lie detector testmore

Rejection Notes #7: Cormac McCarthy

Rejection Notes #7: Cormac McCarthy

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I can’t get past the gratuitous use of product placement in the manuscript. For example, in chapter six the narrator is warming up a Tombstone pizza, even though the story takes place in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. more

Moonman Stories

Moonman Stories

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“Because it’s winter and the pond is frozen like glass and there’s the hard press of atmosphere and the air turns white with snow falling through the orbit of his faraway home.more

Apocrypha

Apocrypha

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“A couple of grown-up crack babies, crazy as hell. The third one has an air about him like he doesn’t belong down here, like he ought to be pulling that suitcase through an airport in Vegas or Miamimore

Respect

Respect

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“Everyone was watching, at that point. I was watching too. I should have intervened, because animals on the playground—dogs, cats, snakes, even raccoons sometimes—it happens a lot.more

Head

Head

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“He was aware of the physical world, but from a distance, as if he had plunged into a deep hole. He no longer conceived of either his hand or the receiver; he only sensed, wordlessly, that a distant part of himself stood in contact with an object, and that object should be used for destruction.more

Fiesta!

Fiesta!

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A visit to the Fiesta of San Fermin, made famous by Hemingway, reveals it’s just as decadent and depraved as ever.more

Catfight

Catfight

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“There was a small chalkboard with over/under odds written across the top. If he got through all thirty-four cats in ten minutes he won seven thousand dollars. That was the dealmore

BULLshot: Curtis Dawkins

BULLshot: Curtis Dawkins

One-Question Interview by

The timeless question: “If you could have a SpongeBob kiddie pool full of anything you wantmore

Awakening to Not-Knowing

Awakening to Not-Knowing

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“If you ever come across a phone number in a book that isn’t 555-something, call it. You never know who might be on the other end.more