ISSUE 9.1 — SPORK 9.1: The Middles of Things. Five novel middles written for Spork, featuring middles by James DiGiovanna — Jana Martin — Steven Tagle — Fortunato Salazar — Drew Burk. Interstitials by Amelia Gray and illustrations by Sharon McGill. 180 pages. 8.25" x 5.5".
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into the middle of things"— is a technique where the narrative starts in the middle of the story instead of from its beginning. The characters, setting, and conflict are often introduced through a series of flashbacks or through characters telling each other stories. Narrative is not always told in sequential order. Narrative is not always complete, not always.
- Richard Siken, The Sticky Part (Introduction to Spork 9.1)