August 2001

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By Michael Dare. Dare, a former writer for the animated series Animaniacs, takes on the persona of a desert prospector in this whopper of a tale.

From The Huddled Masses
By Brian Lane. This short story impressed the judges at the Desert Literary Society so much, they awarded young Lane, a La Quinta High School graduate, the Society's first scholarship.

Ten Things You Must Always Remember
By Kyle Corley. Corley's years of working with the terminally ill gave him tremendous insight into dying, last phase of life and how all of it affects loved ones. Take out the handkerchiefs.

Desert Reading
By Jean Penn. What are the top dozen books about the desert? We narrow it down. And then add a few for extra credit.

Introduction: "Air-Conditioning"
The appeal of Palm Springs is apparent all over the literary world these days, from novels set in our oasis to all of the writers now living here and using the desert as inspiration.
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By Brent Babcock. This story, Babcock's winning entry in Palm Valley School's Shakespeare Festival Fiction Writing Contest, is a war story set in WWI. Write what you know? Apparently, that rule doesn't always apply.


By Susan Straight. The author of I Been In Sorrow's Kitchen and Licked Out All The Pots gives readers a preview chapter from her latest novel, Highwire Moon, featuring a touching father-daughter reunion amid immigrant farmworkers. The Last Resort 27 By Tod Goldberg. Start reading this introduction to his novel and you'll be begging us to continue it chapter-by-chapter in the magazine. At least that's the hope.

Desert Autumn

By Michael Craft. A New Yorker escapes the pressures of the big city, moves to Palm Springs and winds up dealing with.murder. Newest fiction from mystery master Craft.
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