–“The Laugh,” a story by Téa Obreht (see also the interview with Obreht)
–“Furlough,” a story by Alexi Zentner (see also the interview with Zentner)
–“Eyes on the Prize,” an essay by Alice Sebold adapted from The Best American Short Stories 2009.
Have you had a chance to read the issue yet? What impressed you? Please share, in comments (but do recall that I will be on the Internet only intermittently this week and therefore it may take some time for your moderated comment to appear).