As of January 1, 2016, Gapers Block has ceased publication. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Saturday, April 29
There's a fishtank in the GB offices, and in it is an African cichlid. If I'd known about the Greater Chicago Cichlid Association sooner, I might have been able to keep it from killing all the others.