Tom Dibblee

Tom Dibblee is Trop’s editor. His fiction has appeared in Glimmer Train and his nonfiction has appeared in Pacific Standard, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and the Point. He lives in Los Angeles.
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Honest and Unbiased: Sugway

Sugway Los Angeles, Los Angeles 5 Stars They kept asking me if I wanted it toasted. They cut the bread and laid it out. “Toasted?” the guy said. “No,” I said. “Toasted sandwiches do not work…

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The Shortest Commencement Address

This morning I got an email from my aunt Edie. She’d read the interview I did with my cousin—her son—Silas, about what he, a high school sophomore, wanted to hear from his school’s commencement speaker this…

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Commencement Demonstration

As you may know, Trop is having a commencement address writing contest. And as you may be able to infer, we’d like you to enter it. But we here at Trop would be the first to acknowledge that writing a…

Letters from the Editors

Announcement

Dear Readers, We have an announcement: We’re having a contest. It’s a commencement address contest—known in full as the Trop Short Fake College or High School Class President Commencement Address Contest—and I’d like to tell you about…

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Nightmares of Hell: Chapter Five

To start Nightmares of Hell at the beginning, click here.  … Author’s Note—Well guys, the seaman’s dead, and how ’bout that. He died last chapter, which seems like eons ago. Maybe it was two weeks ago. But unfortunately for…

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Nightmares of Hell: Chapter Four

To start Nightmares of Hell at the beginning, click here.  … Author’s Note—What’s up, guys. First of all I just want to say it’s been awesome hearing so many kind words about Nightmares of Hell from…

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Nightmares of Hell: Chapter Three

To start Nightmares of Hell at the beginning, click here.  … Author’s Note—Sometimes, in books, there’s a lot more happening than you realize. You think you’re in a set piece, with a man and a man-child…

Letters from the Editors

Happy Holidays

Dear Readers, ’Tis the season. The season for colored lights, hot drinks, and truck commercials that put big red bows on big bad masculinity. ’Tis the season for making sure the presents you’re given confirm that your family loves…