I used to read a lot of online fiction and then life got diverted and the habit faded. Now I have come back to it, I always pleased to find online presses that have survived while I was elsewhere engaged. Contrary Magazine is one I am please to pick up the habit of again. Contrary, contradictory: what is not to love?
To celebrate rediscovering Contrary here’s two stories, one old and one new, but both about disappointment in relationships – one from Spring 2015 and one from Winter 2008
Geographies by Sayantani Dasgupta – He dumped her via a terse, two-line email… read more
Driving Ninety by Mark Spencer – When he finally showed up on Sunday morning, she was nearly sixteen, and a lot had happened…read more