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David Ryan lives in New York and is a recent graduate of the MFA program at Bennington College. His first published story appeared in the fall 1998 issue of BOMB magazine. He has work upcoming in the Mississippi Review.


Donna Lee

Issue No. 20 ~ January, 1999

For a while I was staying in a converted tenement east of Silver Lake that smelled like maple syrup. Upstairs, directly above my unit, there was a textile shop that operated twenty-four hours a day. I would hear machinery at all hours and the workers …