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Fiction

“An Arabian Ornament” in Poydras Review

PoydrasReviewLogoChristopher’s story “An Arabian Ornament” appears in Poydras Review Issue 1, released Spring 2012. It is available online at “Story: An Arabian Ornament”.

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Fiction

“Cedar Hill” in Arcadia Magazine

Arcadia Magazine Issue 4Christopher’s story “Cedar Hill” appears in Arcadia Magazine Issue 4 released May 1, 2012. It is not available online at this time.

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Essays & Criticism

“Weather Permitting” in PressBoardPress

PressBoardPress logoChristopher’s experimental-form nonfiction story “Weather Permitting” in PressBoardPress. The story is in a diagrammatic form that follows the Fibonnaci series of numbers: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, etc., where each number is the sum of the previous two. The form of this story applies the Fibonnaci series to the paragraphs: each paragraph is numbered, and each paragraph’s number is its word count.

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Booklets available at H5 art events

Christopher X. Shade is a founding member of the H5 multidisciplinary artist collective. H5 is collaborating in a five-phase project, 5 ARTISTS | 5 PHASES. For each art event, Christopher is writing a story and making it available as a free booklet.

Season 1, Migration, June 2011

In “Shir in Holyland”, Shir is the daughter of an Israeli who realized his dream of opening a store in America. She observes, in the store she has inherited, intersections of people and cultures, slices of immigrant experience. It’s a cut-up story inspired by 3 books and Stefan Hengst’s photographs.

Season 2, Green, September 2011

“The Shape of Clouds over Dinner at Ray’s” takes place on a summer evening during which two couples, Ray, who is the narrator, and his girlfriend Serena, and their married friends Peter and Kate, have dinner in Ray’s apartment and talk about things like, Can love be measured by acts as simple as lying together on the grass, discovering shapes in the clouds?

If you missed the event and would like to receive one of these booklets, contact Christopher.

Stay in the loop on upcoming H5 art events by visiting the H5 blog.

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Fiction News & Appearances

Shade’s cut-up story sources

Christopher X. Shade’s cut-up story, Shir in Holyland, will be made available as a free, printed booklet during the Season 1: Migration show on Saturday, June 18.  This blog post explains his cut-up technique and provides a window for readers into the material sources used.

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Fiction News & Appearances

H5 Season 1 show promises a Shade story in the footsteps of Burroughs

Christopher X. Shade, a New York City-based author, has produced a short story for the Season 1: Migration show.  It’s a cut-up story, a technique popularized by William S. Burroughs.  The cut-up technique typically involves cutting up pages of established text into fragments, and rearranging the fragments to create or inspire new text.  Shade’s story will be made available in booklet form at the free Season 1 show on Saturday, June 18th.

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Fiction

“A View of the Mosque” in Prime Number Magazine

Christopher’s short story “A View of the Mosque” in Prime Number Magazine.  Followed by Q&A.

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Essays & Criticism

“Teeing Up for a Healthy Heart” in Diabetes Self-Management

Christopher’s feature “Teeing Up for a Healthy Heart” ran as the cover story for Diabetes Self-Management’s Feb-Mar 2011 issue.

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Essays & Criticism

“Learning to Play” article series on Golf.com

Photo credit: Paige Sellers

Christopher X. Shade had never picked up a golf club in his life before Spring 2009, when he and his wife signed up for lessons at Chelsea Piers, a multi-tiered driving range in Manhattan. He wrote about their attempts to learn the game in a series of articles on GOLF.com:

Learning to Play Golf #1: A Fan takes his first golf lesson at Chelsea Piers

Learning to Play Golf #2: Getting a Grip on a New Sport

Learning to Play Golf #3: Swinging through injuries and dismal weather

Learning to Play Golf #4: A falling leaf swing

Learning to Play Golf #5: The golf bug

Learning to Play Golf #6: Learning in the wrong direction

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Fiction

Earlier Stories

Earlier stories by Christopher X. Shade:

12th Street Journal, 2008: “The Finch”;

12th Street Journal, 2008: “The Choir Girl”;

SoMa Literary Review, 2005: “The Four Seasons of San Francisco”;

Riverwalk Journal, 2005: “The Accident”;

The Square Table Journal, 2005: “The Hat Cleaner”;

and other stories in small press publications.

12th Street Cover
12th Street Journal, Issue 1, Spring 2008.