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Mark Budman‘s works have appeared or are about to appear in such magazines as Mississippi Review, Virginia Quarterly, The London Magazine, Iowa Review, McSweeney’s, Turnrow, Connecticut Review, the W.W. Norton anthology Flash Fiction Forward, and elsewhere. He is the publisher of a flash fiction magazine Vestal Review. His novel My Life at First Try has just been published by Counterpoint Press to wide critical acclaim. He co-edited the anthology You Have Time for This from Ooligan Press, and published a new anthology in 2009 with Persea Books.
Recent articles by Mark Budman
They turned to me. “What do you think, sir?”
Of course the Biblical characters didn’t speak English
What do I know about myself, let alone about the world that’s gone?
“The Italians are afraid for us,” my wife says now. “They are good people.” I nod.
“Did your god protect you?”
I come to the hill overlooking that place, and bite my lips
Her dry face I saw on a Byzantine icon.