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True Story

True Story is a new home for longform nonfiction narratives.

Published monthly by the editors of Creative Nonfiction magazine, each pocket-size issue of True Story showcases one exceptional essay by one exceptional writer. From issue to issue, this new mini-magazine features the widest possible variety of voices and styles and subjects.

Offering a vivid report from real life, each issue of True Story is a small immersion in a larger-than-life story or experience that makes us think differently about what it means to be human. 

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True Story, Issue #28

"The Sfumato of Captain Jeff" by Dave Zoby

A community college professor runs away from middle age and grief to spend a summer on the Nona’s Ark, a halibut charter based in Homer, Alaska. While there, he finds his fish story, but he also captures a vivid portrait of a salty old-timer struggling to make a living in an industry threatened by overfishing and rising temperatures.


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