Category Archives: Stefen
My short story Paper Airplanes has been published by Day One, a weekly literary magazine run by Amazon. I’m very happy that the story has finally found a home. First draft to final version took three years. In that span … Continue reading
I’m a short-story writer by temperament and inclination. By temperament, I mean what grabs my imagination is usually the stuff of short stories: a line of dialogue, a chance meeting, a curious detail – small moments after which things are … Continue reading
My review of Best Small Fictions 2017 is up on the SmokeLong Quarterly site. As with all book reviews, there’s a bit of culling that has to be done when writing about an anthology of stories. A typical review doesn’t … Continue reading
My latest movie review is up at Litbreak. I’d also recommend Almereyda’s 2015 entertaining, po-mo mashup of a film Experimenter which deals with similar ideas of how perception creates reality.
Monday Movie Review. My latest is up on Litbreak. The editors over there would love it if you gave it a look (as well as the site’s great fiction and poetry) and maybe even left a comment. Wind River
A while back I wrote the blog post Don’t Be Afraid to Tell Your Story. In it I discussed the way Roxane Gay plunges into a story without much, if any, background, and how that makes her work powerfully captivating. … Continue reading
I resisted for so long, but in the end succumb. I am now on Twitter. You can find me here: @Stefen_Styrsky
My latest film review is up at the Litbreak website. If you have a chance, please check it out!
I’ve been reading POP! by Mark Polanzak. It’s his “fictional memoir” about his life after his father died from a heart attack when he was seventeen years old. He calls it a fictional memoir because he says fictionalizing the events … Continue reading