In some of my new work, I’ve been thinking of stories as methods of access — they’re a tool for accessing and restructuring common experience. The details in the story (the box, the carpet, the hands) are all basic ones, but reassembled into something both unfamiliar and accessible (by that I mean something the reader can interact with, and not, you know, Phil Collins).
Alice Blue is great — they’ve put out work from Amelia Gray, Mike Young, and Matt Bell, among others. They’re also good people. I’ve been sending them work for a while, and they’ve always been positive and gracious.