Stacey Swann

Stacey Swann’s fiction has appeared in Epoch, Memorious, Versal, and other journals. A former Stegner Fellow, she teaches with Stanford University’s Online Writer’s Studio. This is an excerpt from Olympus, TX, a work-in-progress she is whittling down from Texas-sized to a more modest Montana or New Mexico size.

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Fiction

An Excerpt from
OLYMPUS, TX

Sitting up in bed, March is again reminded of the importance of air conditioning. His movement causes his two mastiffs to also rise, but the lingering heat from the day before has left them tired and sapped, even first thing in the morning. If they could speak, March suspects they’d ask to go back to […]

Fiction

An Excerpt from
OLYMPUS, TX

Read Part 1 of Olympus, TX Though March lacks the money to buy a car, he walks onto the lot of Olympus’s sole car dealership unworried. Because of certain connections and levels of indebtedness that March had never desired to learn, any member of Peter’s family could get a car off the lot whenever they needed […]