Category Archives: Prose

It’s Another World

From “TWO FABLES” Artful Dodge Vol. 2 No. 2   The Wet Summer—Jared Carter No one knew why the rain refused to fall all the way to the ground that year. Environmentalists blamed big business. Big business blamed the government. … Continue reading

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The Great Tomato

Well, today you are in luck because the story I’ve picked out for you today is actually also featured on the Artful Dodge main website. Originally published in AD 42/43 and written by Lynne Sharon Schwartz, you can also find … Continue reading

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Dodging Family Values

While skimming through AD 22/23 a few days ago, I came across the story “Custody” by Mary-Lou Brokett Devine. Part of why I enjoyed reading the story is because it reminded me of my own family, although my family was … Continue reading

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Origin Story

Already my outlook was grim. This summer the office of Artful Dodge had to make yet another move—from the relatively lively basement foyer of Lowry Center, the student center at the College of Wooster, between the bowling alley and Mom’s … Continue reading

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New and Ready for Reading… It’s Artful Dodge 52/53

Yes, you’ve heard right–Artful Dodge 52/53 is hot off the presses! We’re looking right into the mouth of the American condition–that is to say, we’re not doctors, and we haven’t quite figured out what the condition is yet. All we … Continue reading

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The First Time Billy Killed Himself

For those who don’t know, a good number of the editorial assistants of Artful Dodge are students at The College of Wooster in Ohio and end up working on the magazine by either serving as editor-in-chief Daniel Bourne’s research assistant … Continue reading

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Hook, Line, and…Lemons?

One of the basic things we’re taught in creative writing classes is the importance of a great “hook”. You know what we mean, that first sentence that will make it or break it for your readers, which will then make it … Continue reading

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