Literary short stories by established and emerging writers.Adam Soto The Box And Teenesee says, "Yes, I am the woman who appears when grown men cry out for their mothers. I am the ferryman who rows them to the other side." Aurora Brackett Beginnings My mom had been in the hospital a long time.... show more
Literary short stories by established and emerging writers.Adam Soto The Box And Teenesee says, "Yes, I am the woman who appears when grown men cry out for their mothers. I am the ferryman who rows them to the other side." Aurora Brackett Beginnings My mom had been in the hospital a long time. She says her parents were trying to hide her away until the sixties were over, until Carter was in office. Lillian Li Parts of Summer He was going to be a doctor, but no one at medical school told him about fan death. Sometimes, the Chinese are wiser. We've been around longer. Zeynep Ozakat Moving from Istanbul He hadn't really traveled beyond the East Coast except for Los Angeles. And he kind of wanted to see where people carried guns, where the Mormons and the Amish existed. Eric Thompson The King of India This was the beginning of an endless series of rash decisions about what their unborn child would and definitely would not be. David Abrams A Little Bit of Everything It was garden pesticides, the accumulation of paper cuts, the sprained ankle from that brief try at jogging in 1982, the diets, the binges, the resumption of cigarettes in 1989 and the re-quitting two months later. Eva Lomski The Things We Build Estelle's was one of the low-cost bank houses, built in the thirties for employees to buy at reduced mortgage rates. Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly Interview by Kevin Rabalais These details of my own life began to infiltrate Crooked Letter, and it shocked me how autobiographical the novel had become. Julia Strayer Bright and Bleached From the outside, my mother's house is the mirror image of Uncle Leroy's house. The builders were lazy, I guess. They flopped houses in pairs all down the street. Sommer Schafer In the Beginning To combat minor depression, which he believed to be the cause of some spiritual weakness in himself, he got into vitamins sold under a company called Megalife. Joshua D. Graber Freeman Göttschall It does not take a Lorenz to realize that the branching possibilities reached this way could drive a man paranoid. Rowena Macdonald My Brother Is Back Fran is being her usual self. Completely furious with me. All the time. I'd forgotten how constant she is with her fury. Omid Fallahazad Arrested Naser came to visit us unannounced. I was sitting on a chair in the bathroom, waiting for my wife to give me a haircut. Soma Mei Sheng Frazier Flyaways There is the iconic flat line, and their mother is gone, too. Marni Berger Waterside My body keeps on without me. I see it, running alone through the dark and white world: the navy blue night and the sparkling snow. Christa Romanosky Every Shape that the Moon Makes Somewhere in Mexico there is a crater from the comet that wiped out the dinosaurs, another in Arizona large enough to bury a skyscraper. Maxine Rosaler The Red Cart "No time," he told me. "Been fumigating for forty-five minutes." "That's very alliterative of you, but you can't do this to me," I told him. Siamak Vossoughi The Tune All over the world, he would think, there were people wishing that the other person would listen as much as they spoke. He was the one man wishing a woman would speak as much as she listened.