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ben rice   In Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, inhabitants batter their opaline treasure chest of a landscape with picks and axes for the corrosive, individual dreams of eureka. Lousy things happen to a hard-scrabble father when he loses his daughter's treasured friends, then his own reputation.
 
elizabeth wurtzel   "Alex", the short story Elizabeth Wurtzel contributed to Nerve.com's collection of erotica Full Frontal Fiction, features rock and roll, tattoos, sex, and mixed feelings. Listen to Wurtzel read the piece herself.
 
 
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