"The seed of spiritual collapse, a missed opportunity for joy, contentment, fertility, or enlightenment:" Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint Reads "Ghost Story"

Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint reads; pre-sales continue; a tiny ghost is reading this over your shoulder you just can't see her

It was a gray Sunday. Mist grew, blew off the sidewalks and streets, hissed out vents. Rain blanketed the city. It was a perfect day to hear a ghost story.

Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint is the author of the lyric novel The End of Peril, the End of Enmity, the End of Strife, a Haven(Noemi Press, 2018) and the family history project Zat Lun, which won the 2018 Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize.

Thirii’s “Ghost Story” is one long paragraph. Its ending is chilling, exciting. It has one of my favorite lines that I read while reading submissions for Forward, “They liked to see Jesus suffering everywhere.” The story originally appeared in Split Lip Magazine.

Pre-orders through Aforementioned Productions continue: $15, free shipping in the United States, reasonably priced shipping for international orders. After the pre-sale, Forward will be available via SPD, Amazon, and Powell’s.

If you’re going to AWP, our reading/party is on Thursday, March 28th, 6-8 PM, at Crush Bar. Closer to the conference, we’ll have information about the events Forward writers and staff are participating in. (And PS. if you’re staff or a contributor and want your events included in this, please get in touch!)