Read “The Tender Knife” at Joyland


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We’re delighted that acclaimed journal Joyland has decided to feature “The Tender Knife”—a story from Scott Dominic Carpenter’s collection This Jealous Earth (MG Press). From the Joyland site:

Occasionally, Joyland‘s Midwest section highlights great small presses based in the Midwest. This story is part of the collection This Jealous Earth published by MG Press, the micro-press affiliated with the journal Midwestern Gothic. More on the collection below the story.

And here’s a sample from the story:

The night before the killing, Walter plucked silverware out of the dishwasher and thunked it into the drawer. Next to the slotted tray, other utensils caught his eye—the steak knives, the paring knife, the chef’s knife, the cleaver.

Read the entire story here.

For more information on This Jealous Earth, including how you can get yourself a copy, click here.

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