City Magic

City Magic

“City Magic”
The Cincinnati Review
Ed. Jess Jelsma Masterton
December 5, 2018

First Lines

Two years in the city, and Pamela’s day still started with memories of the woods. Memories were crabbed and twisted ghosts. They ruptured the night when you longed for silence. They finger-painted your bedroom walls, smeary pictures you wish you didn’t understand….


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Since its inception in 2003, The Cincinnati Review has published many promising new and emerging writers as well as Pulitzer Prize winners and Guggenheim and MacArthur fellows. Poetry and prose from our pages have been selected to appear in the annual anthologies Best American Poetry, Best American Essays, New Stories from the South, Best American Short Stories, Best American Fantasy, Best American Mystery Stories, New Stories from the Midwest, and Best Creative Nonfiction.

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