"Every student, every teacher, every parent - every person should read this wonderful, magical collection about what it means to learn and grow. It will creep you out and enchant you utterly - often in the same line, like life."
—Amber Sparks, author of The Unfinished World
Enter a world full of spies, full of girls who turn to rabbits, a school that detaches itself from the earth and, untethered, floats away. A school of bees. A school of stardust. A school downloadable, into a foot-port, over a summer. In these twelve tales, Dana Diehl and Melissa Goodrich unpack each magical classroom and the all-too human characters who inhabit them.
"'The TV girls tell us they're ready to rappel down skyscrapers for love.' Dana Diehl's collection of very short and very media-obsessed stories is witty, oddball, frequently hilarious, and always memorable. The title story alone made this fiction writer turned poet want to return to his first love. Story after story, Diehl discovers fraught vulnerabilities and startling truths in the lives of girls and women confronting the expectations of TV, lovers, family, and one another."
—Chen Chen, author of When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities
The winner of New Delta Review's 7th Annual Chapbook Contest, Dana Diehl’s TV Girls is at once a celebration and interrogation of reality television and its conventions, going beyond the pristine décor of The Fantasy Suite and into the mess of reality at its realest.
"Dana Diehl’s stories are pure obsession-fueled magic, each one an engine of possibility powered by her intense curiosity, her love of knowledge, her limitless imagination. Our Dreams Might Align is a map disguised as a book of stories, come with humor and heart to lead us back to somewhere like the best days of childhood, a world almost unbearably alive with mystery and wonder."
—Matt Bell, author of Scrapper
Across sixteen remarkable stories, Dana Diehl wanders the dreamscapes that unfold from those moments when everyday lives are warped by otherworldly experiences. Her journeys lead to places where the fabric of reality has frayed -- where familiar things take on unsettling new meanings and menacing energies gather strength beyond the limits of the visible.