Grief 2 Growth | Brian D. Smith

The following is an excerpt from Grief 2 Growth by Brian D. Smith. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Grief is a universal human emotion. If you live long enough, you will experience grief. 100% of the people you love will die. You, will die. Everyone who […]

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Blessed is the Man | an interview with Dale Fredrickson

During the height of the long-overdue #MeToo reckoning, when so many people (primarily women, and feminine-identified) were sharing their stories of assault, violation, and pain, I wrote a reflection that’s turned out to be my post popular online writing to-date, with over 20,000 readers sharing: An Open Letter to my Brothers in light of #MeToo. In […]

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Journey of the Pearl | A. E. Smith

The following is an excerpt from Journey of the Pearl by A. E. Smith. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. The men had stopped their games and grown quiet. One by one, they passed out until only Simon Peter, Adas, and Lucius were awake. One of the […]

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