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Splitting the Atom

by Tania Hershman

Issue 3 :: Autumn 2008 (stories)

It’s three single-malts past midnight and my thoughts turn to splitting the atom. I pour myself another and go down to the basement for my power saw.


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"Splitting the Atom" is roughly 300 words.

Tania Hershman (">, a former science journalist, grew
up in London and now lives in Jerusalem, Israel. Her stories have been broadcast on BBC Radio and published, or are forthcoming, in The Cafe Irreal, Southword, The Ranfurly Review, Mad Hatter's Review, Vestal Review, Entelechy: Mind and Culture, Riptide, Transmission, and Riffing on Strings, an anthology of fiction inspired by String Theory. Tania is founder and editor of">The Short Review, a site dedicated to reviewing short-story collections and anthologies. Her own story collection The White Road and Other Stories will be published by Salt in September 2008.