Short Story

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
The Maid, the Mother, the Snail, and I

Did you know that snail shells and the inner ear follow the same spiral? That is how we know the snails are listening.

Jul 28, 2017
Taco Night

“The thing I wonder about most is how did it happen, the thing that happened on Taco Night.”

Jul 14, 2017
Museum For Women Who Did Not Appear

“There is a difference between a choice and a wish. We were never asked what we wished for.”

Jun 02, 2017
Punishment

“Buy milk. Pay bills. Sever arm. Water fern.”

May 19, 2017
Never Quiet Again

“It’s not that we don’t remember what it was like before the sound. If you asked us, we could tell you.”

May 12, 2017
Olivia

There is no cat in this house. We would know. We live here.

Apr 07, 2017
From the Abuse Survivor’s Workbook

“I do not tell him that sometimes when he touches my breasts I feel very sad.”

Mar 10, 2017
The Agoraphobe’s House

She drank a bottle of poison. It must have been household cleaner. His poem doesn’t specify.

Feb 24, 2017
All the Ways He Won’t Die

“Someday he’ll meet a fate I didn’t think of, and that will be my fault, too.”

Feb 17, 2017
Train Wreck While Fleeing

Everything seemed like a metaphor, as if I was a teenager or a poet.

Jan 20, 2017
First Citizen of Mars

You’ll survive, Elon said. That’s why I sent you.

Dec 23, 2016
Baby in a Bar

“A sign in the window said No Minors after a certain hour.”

Nov 28, 2016
I Don’t Like Your Tone

In Cairo, teenagers—literal and figurative—were in control of everything.

Oct 07, 2016
Bolano

They watched the uprising on the phone, while eating apricot pie.

Sep 09, 2016
Worse Things

The classified ad said only PHONE WORK and a number. “Look,” he said. “It’s not what anybody’d call honest work.”

Aug 26, 2016
Sarah Is Lacking in Some Departments

“This was her punishment for accepting everything and staying quiet.”

Jul 15, 2016
The Death of Birds

The audience are asked not to begin to die unexpectedly.

Jul 08, 2016