The Material is a series from Covered with Fur. It offers a glimpse of the story behind the story and encourages readers to consider writing as process and publishing as material practice. Alexander Lumans’ “Timor Mortis Conturbat Me” is this month’s featured fiction.
Alexander Lumans was the Spring 2014 Philip Roth Resident at Bucknell University. He has been awarded fellowships to the Arctic Circle Residency, MacDowell, Yaddo, VCCA, Blue Mountain Center, ART342, Norton Island, RopeWalk, Sewanee and Bread Loaf. He received the 2013 Gulf Coast Fiction Prize. His fiction has appeared in or is forthcoming from Black Warrior Review, West Branch, Story Quarterly, Blackbird, Cincinnati Review, and The Normal School, among others. He graduated from the M.F.A. Fiction Program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
On the back of an oversized aardwolf he arrived at the battlefield too late. Days prior at a fork in the trail, the aardwolf’s tongue had pointed right and the soldier’s compass left. The left they took, and it led them to an immense iron mine in the middle of nowhere. The soldier didn’t want […]