The New Generation of Classic Short Stories

Vol. 16, No. 2

Vol 16 No 2

Summer 2012


Founding Editors Adrienne Brodeur, Francis Ford Coppola

Editor Michael Ray

Managing Editor Derek Fagerstrom

Editorial Assistant Harris Kauffman

Readers Catherine Heckendorf, Brendan Kruse, Molly McDermott, DeAndra Stone, Molly Thomas

Copy Editor Anne Ray

Guest Designer Sfaustina

Production Assistant Chad Keig

Publisher Francis Ford Coppola


Information Zoetrope: All-Story is a quarterly literary publication founded in 1997. The magazine is on the web at and headquartered in the Sentinel Building, 916 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94133.

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Submissions Zoetrope: All-Story considers submissions of stories and one-act plays under seven thousand words that are accompanied by SASE; first serial rights and a one-year film option are required. The magazine does not accept submissions between September 1 and December 31. For complete guidelines, visit

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Printing Zoetrope: All-Story (ISSN 1091-2495) is printed in the United States by Lincoln Graphics Inc. and is published in March, June, September, and December by AZX Publications, 916 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94133. Volume 16 Number 2. Summer 2012. © 2012 by AZX Publications. All rights reserved. No part of this magazine may be reproduced without the express consent of AZX Publications.

Songwriting Credits in Short Life of Trouble by Sam Shepard “Down in the Boondocks” by Billy Joe Royal. © 1964 by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC. All rights administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, 8 Muse Square West, Nashville, TN 37203. All rights reserved. Used by permission. “Cypress Grove Blues” by Nehemiah Curtis “Skip” James. © 1965 renewed 1993 by Wynwood Music Co., Inc. BMI. All rights reserved. Used by permission. “You’ve Got to Learn” (“Il Faut Savoir”): original French lyric and music by Charles Aznavour; English lyric by Marcel Stellman. © 1965 renewed by Editions Musicales Charles Aznavour, Paris, France. All publication rights for the United States and Canada administered by TRO-Hampshire House Publishing Corp., New York. Used by permission.

Classic Reprint “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale,” © 1966 by Philip K. Dick and reprinted with permission of the Wylie Agency, is part of Zoetrope: All-Story’s Classic Reprint series, in which short stories that inspired films are reprinted to illustrate the narrative relationship between the art forms.