Fiction

Hopscotch and Hellfire

“A red dot blossoms on the screen. Eric presses the trigger on the joystick and his hand tremors. The countdown begins.”

Feb 16, 2018
Self-Defense in a World of Bots

Being attacked by a human man nowadays seems quaint.

Feb 09, 2018
I Had A Muslim Friend Once

In a small town divided along religious lines, can two teens—a Hindu and a Muslim—be friends? Fiction from India.

Feb 02, 2018
Polymorphia

I’ll shed those onerous memories and transform into an animal unconstrained by terrible burdens. I’ll lead a life without guilt.

Jan 26, 2018
Miles Runs the Voodoo Down

“You listen when she looks at you this way, to her eyes if not to her words.”

Jan 19, 2018
A Working Man And A Working Fool

It’s hot as balls, and we’re pickin’ weeds like some dumb shits gettin’ out last night’s dinner from our front teeth.

Jan 12, 2018
Onward to the Memory Room

“Five kids, and not one made room for Mom. Oh, well. Thems the breaks.”

Dec 22, 2017
A Story About Lydia Davis

“Her stories are brief and there’s a trick to them: terror.”

Dec 15, 2017
No Holiday for Psychics

The true crime books made it worse. My mind got to be a blender of murders.

Dec 08, 2017
We Were Two Girls, Playing, Until

“Oh shit,” screams Maya, giving us away. He runs at us.

Do You Think You’ll Come Home?

It was only when I was much older that I realized Sara was tied to my mother’s nightmares.

Nov 17, 2017
Rhinoceros

“There was no one tending the zoo, so we just walked in.”

Nov 09, 2017
What I Can’t Carry, Bury

“No irons, flat irons, waffle irons, curling irons.” I understood: Do not shape anything.

Nov 03, 2017
Bluebells: A Russian Short Story, Here for the First Time in English

“If you put them in a jar will they wilt overnight?” Junior Lieutenant Volodya asked.

Oct 27, 2017
Insufficient Funds, But Plenty of Tooth and Feather

An ATM refuses to dispense money to a person considering suicide.

Oct 20, 2017
Only You Farang Are So Easy to Come and Leave

No School, No Future, What I Want Cake For?

Oct 13, 2017
Madame X

Your mom took my hand there and then and prayed, ​Lord Jesus, please heal James of his homosexual desires.

Sep 22, 2017
Black Diamond

“I didn’t have to read the papers to know who he was.”

Sep 15, 2017
Necrophiliacs

We knew the things the Yale boys said about us, as if we were zombies. Still, we sold them our drugs.

And on the Seventh Dave, Alexander Found the Deer King

“I haven’t been dating other people,” said Alexander. “Only Daves.”

Aug 04, 2017