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Author: Ryan Call and Christy Call

Lot

This is from Pocket Finger, a collection of stories by Ryan Call, with illustrations by Christy Call. “Lot” is the second-to-last story in our seven week series. Tune in next week for the exciting conclusion! Also, you can purchase a print version of the entire book at PublishingGenius.com. 1. As a young girl, I had always wondered what sorts of mysteries existed beyond the high privacy fence surrounding the abandoned property at the end of the cul-de-sac on which my brother and I had lived most of our childhood. He and I could never agree as to what exactly such a...

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Wreckage

Welcome to the next installment of Pocket Finger, a collection of seven illustrated stories created by Ryan Call and Christy Call. Each piece was composed in alternating turns: Christy drew an image, Ryan wrote a text, Christy drew an image, Ryan wrote a text, and so on. A new story has been released for free these last five weeks, with a couple more in the queue. If you’d like to read the old-fashioned way you can purchase a print version at PublishingGenius.com. 1. I could not recall the details of the car crash that took from me the bits and pieces of...

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Ghost Bird

This is from Pocket Finger, a collection of stories by Ryan Call, with illustrations by Christy Call. “Ghost Bird” was originally published as “The Ghost Bird” in The Collagist in 2012. A new story will be released for free every other week, or you can purchase a print version at PublishingGenius.com. 1. For a number of weeks, our family devoted itself to caring for a wandering soul, a ghost bird of indeterminate species, though how it had flocked to our home, we could not discover. It merely appeared one evening, perching there suddenly upon my sister’s shoulder, making to preen, but...

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Patch

Welcome to week 3 of Pocket Finger, a collection of seven illustrated stories created by Ryan Call and Christy Call. Each piece was composed in alternating turns: Christy drew an image, Ryan wrote a text, Christy drew an image, Ryan wrote a text, and so on. A new story will be released for free every week, or you can purchase a print version at PublishingGenius.com. 1. How and why my friend removed from his head his left eye I could never discover, though I tried—as often as I felt our meetings permitted me—to get the story from him straight. He only yielded...

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Three Sisters

This is the first installment of Pocket Finger, a collection of seven illustrated stories created by Ryan Call and Christy Call. Each piece was composed in alternating turns: Christy drew an image, Ryan wrote a text, Christy drew an image, Ryan wrote a text, and so on. A new story will be released for free every week, or you can purchase a print version at PublishingGenius.com. 1. One stark and devastating winter quite a long time ago, I encountered a trio of dying sisters—diminutive little creatures from a nearly terminated family line. Their advent during that most perilous season of my childhood...

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Good hair, crooked gait

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