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Work. We all have to do it (unless we’re royalty, or very rich). We all spend many waking hours at it. But how do we really feel about it? For some people—footballers, writers, artists—work is also a kind of play, but that doesn’t make it any easier, because when the rewards are high, so are the risks.
Work can be one of the most exciting and frightening parts of life, and this month’s stories, in their very different ways, explore the mundane as well as the extraordinary aspects of work—you might interview for these positions, but you certainly wouldn’t want the job. We’ve selected the best nine-to-five fiction for this issue, from J. D. Petersen’s subtle and disturbing guarded-missile story “Home on the Range” to David Whelan’s nihilistic office fantasy “Horns“.
Speaking of work, it’s been a real pleasure and challenge editing Litro for the last (nearly) two years, but now that I’ve been lucky enough to have Penguin publish my first novel, The Whores’ Asylum, it’s back to work for me—writing rather than editing for a change. I’m delighted, however, to be handing over to new editors Mohsen Shah and Alex Goodwin, who I know will work their socks off to make Litro better than ever.
Outgoing editor of Litro Magazine