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Alex Rosak was born in 1981 and lives in the English Cotswolds, where amongst other activities, he writes short stories, poetry, and (until now) unproduced screenplays. He began writing at age 11 after reading his first Agatha Christie book. After trying his hand at crime stories with limited sucess, he now favors short stories with an introspective, almost plotless style. He owes a debt of gratitude to Katherine Mansfield for displaying the subtle possibilities of the genre and to Roberto Bolano for illustrating how much literature matters.


A Peashooter on a Battleship

Issue No. 239 ~ April, 2017

Benicio’s near-death experience didn’t come with blurry, never-ending tunnels in decorative shades of pearly-white, nor did the whole of his past life flash through his mind in the space of a nanosecond. He did, however, have the time to register a mental expletive and to …