“Holes in Heaven” — Isthmus (January 2016)

My story “Holes in Heaven” was published in the January 2016 issue of Isthmus.

First Lines

In addition to its other powers, the Arizona heat compels decay. My forty-year-old apartment building with its Class C construction and Title Eight clientele didn’t stand a chance. The stench had overtaken my bedroom months ago, the epicenter of my carefully assembled physics experiment. Even with a bandana tied around my face, the room stank like clam bellies festering in the desert sun.

I tossed another stack of torn and stained newspapers, Gila Bend Suns and Arizona Republics, onto the edges of … Read more

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A 5-star rating for Isthmus 4 and “Holes in Heaven”

http://thereviewreview.net/sites/all/themes/the_review_review/images/stars-5.jpg I’m thrilled! In January my story “Holes in Heaven” appeared in Isthmus, a lovely print magazine out of Seattle, Washington. As it turns out, The Review Review gave the issue a 5-star rating, including some real love for my story.

The review says in part, “Isthmus 4 is a beautiful curation of pieces that speak to comings and goings, appendages of spirit gained and lost in the context of family and human connections….[the] compelling story by Julie Day, “Holes in Heaven,” is about two brothers covertly plotting a reunion with their parents by means of a bazaar science … Read more

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“Holes in Heaven” Newly Released to the World

My story “Holes in Heaven” about sibling rivalry, stellar nurseries, and the power of sacred magic verses science came out today in the print journal Isthmus. You can read an excerpt of the story here or purchase the magazine directly. Isthmus is a biannual journal out of Seattle, Washington.

First Lines: 
In addition to its other powers, the Arizona heat compels decay. My forty-year-old apartment building with its Class C construction and Title Eight clientele didn’t stand a chance. The stench had overtaken my bedroom months ago, the epicenter of my carefully assembled physics experiment. Even with a bandana … Read more

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