After Dinner Conversation

Ideas Collection  

Archived since July 2020
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35 issues

Delight in intriguing, thought-provoking conversations about ethics, philosophy, and social issues! After Dinner Conversation is a monthly literary magazine publishing short fiction. Each issue features both established writers and up-and-coming authors who contribute fascinating philosophical insights on controversial topics like marriage equality, assisted suicide, the meaning of death, animal rights and defining your “purpose.” It’s time to go deep in search of truth! If you love reading imaginative short stories on hot topics that make your brain think deeply but also have you laughing out loud... then this magazine is for you!

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Latest Issue

"After Dinner Conversation" Magazine - May 2023

  • Moist: The narrator's houseplants are inexplicably being watered, which causes her to question all of reality.
  • The Draft: Society forces all babies to born, but creates a lottery system requiring all men to care for them.
  • Never Enough (Until You Earn It): Two African refugees make their way to Europe and are provided "basic income."
  • Final Determination: A murder victim is waiting in the afterlife to decide to the eternal fate of her recently deceased killer.
  • More: A cheating husband's mistress discovers he is married and forces him to tell his wife about their relationship.
  • His Neighbor's Wife: An unhappy husband kills his neighbor's wife so that his wife will be put to death under "law of vindication."
  • The Waiting Room: A teenager strikes up a conversation with those waiting to get new life dreams assigned to them.

After Dinner Conversation believes humanity is improved by ethics and morals grounded in philosophical truth. Philosophical truth is discovered through intentional reflection and respectful debate. In order to facilitate that process, we have created a growing series of short stories across genres, a monthly magazine, and two podcasts. These accessible examples of abstract ethical and philosophical ideas are intended to draw out deeper discussions with friends, family, and students.

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  • First Issue: July 2020
  • Latest Issue: May 2023
  • Issue Count: 35
  • Page Count: 3,784
  • Published: Monthly