John Shea

John Shea

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John Shea was born in Rome, graduated from Columbia College, and studied at the University of Pennsylvania, where he now works as an editor and writer.  He may be the only person to have published stories in both Partisan Review and Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine.  His story "The Real World" received an honorable mention from Writer's Digest; was published in Columbia; and was later performed as part of Writing Aloud, a program of InterAct Theatre Company of Philadelphia.  The Café Irreal ran his "How to Make Something Out of Nothing," one of a series of "Instructions" on "Matters, Large, Small, and Scarcely Conceivable."  In 2005, he won second prize in the Philadelphia City Paper fiction competition, and his story "The Bus Ride" appeared in Shadow Regions, a horror anthology, in 2006.

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Fall 2009 Issue


Honorable Mention, 2009 Literal Latte Short Short Contest.
We’ve been told to escape. We’ve been told not to expect assistance, given the circumstances. We’ve been told that the enemy is not merely closer but is inside….

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Fall 2009 Issue

respiratory system — resuscitator

A Tale from Websters… “I should have taken better care of myself.” After drink and drugs and various forms of excess — some better left in memory’s shadows — his hands occasionally shook and his respiratory system was . . . well, let’s just say it was not always reliable…

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