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Winners and Losers_excerpt.pdf

Story excerpt: "Winners and Losers": A soccer referee makes a misguided attempt at salving a broken family in the only way he can. [Story published in daCunha Literary Magazine, March 2018].

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Blank Slate_excerpt.pdf

Story excerpt: "Blank Slate": A recent high school graduate dons his school mascot uniform to go to the end of the year bash at the house of the love of his life. [Story to be published in 2020 in Good Works Review].

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Locked In_excerpt.pdf

Story excerpt: "Locked In": A young woman gets an unexpected reunion with her youth soccer coach, leading to questions about what their lives used to be, and what they are now. [Story to be published in Backchannels Literary Magazine, January 2020]

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Until You Feel at Home_excerpt.pdf

Story excerpt: "Until You Feel at Home": A middle aged man visits an elderly woman in the hospital; this is Mrs. Flanagan, a woman who he had a summer fling with when he was 19 and she was 46. Now, she is dying and he is navigating his own midlife crisis. [Story published in Temptation Press Anthology (“Intimate Moments”) November, 2018].

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Evan Balkan has published six books of nonfiction, including The Wrath of God (Univ. of New Mexico Press) as well as many essays and short stories. His novel Spitfire was published in Fall 2018 (Amphorae Publishing) and his novel Independence is forthcoming from the University of Wisconsin Press. His book, Secret Baltimore, is also forthcoming in 2020. His screenplay Spitfire, adapted from his novel, won the 2016 Baltimore Screenwriters Competition and a Saul Zaentz Innovation Fund Fellowship, a... more

Evan Balkan's portfolio

These story excerpts revolve around human relationships and the many ways they are fraught, complicated, maddening, enderaing, humorous, and tragic.

  • Blank Slate_excerpt.pdf

    Story excerpt: "Blank Slate": A recent high school graduate dons his school mascot uniform to go to the end of the year bash at the house of the love of his life. [Story to be published in 2020 in Good Works Review].

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  • Locked In_excerpt.pdf

    Story excerpt: "Locked In":A young woman gets an unexpected reunion with her youth soccer coach, leading to questions about what their lives used to be, and what they are now. [Story to be published in Backchannels Literary Magazine, January 2020]

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  • Until You Feel at Home_excerpt.pdf

    Story excerpt: "Until You Feel at Home": A middle aged man visits an elderly woman in the hospital; this is Mrs. Flanagan, a woman who he had a summer fling with when he was 19 and she was 46. Now, she is dying and he is navigating his own midlife crisis. [Story published in Temptation Press Anthology (“Intimate Moments”) November, 2018].

    PDF icon Until You Feel at Home_excerpt.pdf
  • Winners and Losers_excerpt.pdf

    Story excerpt: "Winners and Losers": A soccer referee makes a misguided attempt at salving a broken family in the only way he can. [Story published in daCunha Literary Magazine, March 2018].

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