Congratulations to Megan Giddings and her New Voices story “The Brothers Wham!” It was selected for publication and will appear in The Best of the Net Anthology 2014, a project that promotes the diverse and growing collection of stories published online.
“The Brothers Wham!” by Megan Giddings
It’s easy to assume that when people hear George Michael sing and sigh, “that’s a voice that can raise the dead,” they’re just complimenting him. It’s not a compliment. It’s true. I experienced it. His voice is an alarm clock urging all dead within hearing distance to rise.
It was a little over five years since I’d died when his voice penetrated through the soil and my casket’s lid. My bones started clanking, reforming, growing solid. The coming together shook loose the ant colony that had burrowed into the cardboard. It ejected the maggots and broke off the long-ends of my fingernails. Flesh grew back. My face became firm again and my eyelids filled out, thin and crepey. I heard the satisfying slurp of my spleen growing back crimson and full. My heart played a cadence and then returned to a steady rhythm. Rapids of blood flowed from it, making my body whole.
Read the rest of the story, here.
[…] We’re excited about a few things over here. Our anthology closes for submissions on the 31, which means you need to get your stories in pronto. Also, we’re thrilled to announce author Anne Valente will be editing the stories for our online Spring Workshop, which is open for submissions through May 15. Lastly, a huge congrats to Masters Review writer Megan Giddings and her story “The Brothers Wham!” which will be republished in The Best of the Net anthology. […]