Fiction

With Time Their Wings Fade

Where skinny shoulder blades should have ended, they began, two shadows sprouting from the child’s back. Wings made of dust.

Apr 20, 2018
Dog Bites Man, New Jersey, 1884

I had been unquestioningly loyal to Himself even after he killed my mother.

Apr 13, 2018
Griffin

“She’d been able to handle Alan, to contain everything, but after seeing Erin in the hospital, he’d unraveled like never before.”

Mar 30, 2018
Larger Than the Sea

Look, Seo-Yun said, and went to the girl. This is why you must run.

Mar 23, 2018
Dandelions

Do you know how dandelions reproduce?

Mar 16, 2018
The Painless Euthanasia Roller Coaster

I'm the one about to die, and he's the one crying?

Mar 09, 2018
If We Dig Graves For Them There Will Be None Left For Us

What does a town do after bodies wash up on the beach?

Mar 02, 2018
The Snake as Big as Their House

She loved snakes, but this one was a motherfucker.

Feb 23, 2018
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