I forgot to mention this in my list of things to pick up. Victoria Elizabeth Garcia's chapbook of short stories, Unspeakable Vitrine. It's beautiful, sad, weird as all get out, surreal, and ultimately the best kind of satisfying. Her characters are horribly real, and I mean that in the way that we are all real and horrible in a way, and it takes a certain kind of author to depict our undersides. Not the undersides that are expected--like crime and drugs, etc--but the truly unspeakable strangeness we all have that is scary as hell. Buy this chapbook.
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