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. 

Big stories. Small size. Delivered monthly.



True Story, Issue #16

"A Dirge for the Doubly Dead" by Fritz Swanson

The birth-to-death saga of one Jacob Crouch unfolds against a remarkable period in American history. As the railway stretches ever westward and the advent of electricity resets internal clocks, a patriarch farmer and his children amass—and tragically lose—a fortune.

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