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A new tale for Xmas from Barry Gifford.

In 2009 Chicagoist posted “The Starving Dogs of Little Croatia,” a newly written Christmas story by Barry. Seven years later and the annual tradition continues with “Role Models.” (It just might be included in my documentary!) Enjoy.

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STORIES FROM THE GRID: Clark/Schubert

Being part of a series involving Chicago and its surroundings. She walked in a little circle around me, checking me out. Trying to judge if it was safe to come any closer, I suppose. The pool of vomit, which until … Continue reading

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9 weeks of stories.

The ninth story in Chicagoist’s series of new stories by Barry Gifford just went online. Read the whole lot at Fridays with Roy. The series concludes next Friday with his annual Christmas story.

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A creepy story by Barry Gifford.

The Fridays with Roy series continues with “Creeps.”

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10 weeks of new stories.

I’m really proud of this. I just edited a series for Chicagoist called “Fridays with Roy,” ten weeks of new stories by Barry Gifford. And when I say new, I mean most of them were written over the summer.  The … Continue reading

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STORIES FROM THE GRID: Lawrence/Magnolia

Being part of a series involving Chicago and its surroundings. Early Saturday morning. Springtime. The sun is out and it’s already warming up. A woman wearing oversized sunglasses is crossing the street. Slung over her right shoulder are four or … Continue reading

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The interview did not go as planned.

[Some freewriting from a few weeks ago.] The interview did not go as planned. That is to say, she didn’t get the job. That is to say, she couldn’t pay the rent and was therefore kicked out of the apartment … Continue reading

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