This week’s edition of the Reader is our fiction issue. The guest curator this year is local author Goldie Goldbloom, who has selected all the stories you will find on our Pure Fiction page, some of which don’t appear in the print edition. We also have two picks by our staff, one by managing editor Jerome Ludwig and another by arts & culture editor Tony Adler. Stay tuned next week for some bonus fiction material on the Bleader.

We tried to fill as many pages as we could with fiction this week, but there’s still Savage Love, who packs his column with Santorum.