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The Political Fictions Project

In which we invite seven writers to submit short stories featuring contemporary political figures. (And you can play, too.)


Night Walk
With Afghanistan on his mind, the president leaves the White House grounds and encounters a stranger.
By Adam Haslett
DupreThe Astral Plane Nail and Waxing Salon
Ashley Dupré finds herself face to face with Silda Spitzer. And they've got company.
By Mary Gaitskill
PalinGoing Nog
What's a Palin-family Christmas without a certain almost son-in-law?
By Paul Rudnick
He's humiliated George and Barbara one too many times. Time to dispose of a family embarrassment?
By Heidi Julavits
McCainAnother Night at Camp David
In which John McCain is asked to heed the pesky call of history. Yet again.
By Thomas Mallon
RomneyCelestial Marriage
The Romneys experience couples' massage.
By Walter Kirn
BlagoThe King of Mop
Blago in Vegas, looking to make a deal with Michael Jackson's father.
By Lionel Shriver


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