Fiction

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I Am Pretending to be Something I Am by Tyler Barton

by JHow June 13, 2017

I Am Pretending to Be Something I Am Since he was sixteen, my son and I have been playing this game I call Empathy Chicken. It’s a little like a [...]

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The Gaffe by Mehdi M. Kashani

by JHow May 30, 2017

The Gaffe The film was about making a drama, which was about making a thriller, which was about making a comedy about the making of a horror flick. There were [...]

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The Flies at the Pool in DC by Douglas Macdonald

by JHow May 8, 2017

Associate fiction editor Krys Malcolm Belc on today’s bonus story: Douglas Macdonald’s tiny piece starts off as a fast-paced, gorgeous picture of two kids, Vito and Avril, on a regular [...]

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Complaint re: Micropeople by Aaron Morris

by JHow April 27, 2017

Assistant editor Tony Piatti on today’s bonus story: Colonization meets consumerism in this formally written complaint by Aaron Morris. Complaint re: MicropeopleTM is a disquieting expression of consumer expectations in [...]

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When Michael Turns Fish by Francine Witte

by JHow April 12, 2017

Editorial intern Brandon Hanson on today’s bonus story: This story is as sweet as it is strange. This fishy tale will hook you in the heart. When Michael Turns Fish [...]

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Fog People by L. W. Nicholson

by JHow March 20, 2017

Associate fiction editor Sarah David on today’s bonus story: L. W. Nicholson starts us with sexy braided arm hair and leads us to the mystique of the unknown. This tiny [...]

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Salvage by R. M. Cooper

by JHow March 1, 2017

Associate fiction editor Krys Malcolm Belc on today’s bonus fiction: In this gritty flash piece. R.M. Cooper captures the aggressive mindset of a woman living deep in a lie of [...]

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Motor City Slide by Judy T. Oldfield

by JHow January 31, 2017

Associate fiction editor Brenna Womer on today’s bonus story: Post-trauma and postpartum, the narrator of “Motor City Slide” is callous and distant, unfeeling but not without thought. She swings at the [...]

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Welcome Home by Jamie Shrewsbury

by JHow January 10, 2017

Associate fiction editor Brenna Womer on today’s bonus story: There is discernible pleasure and vulnerability in Jamie Shrewsbury’s writing, which, in her short-short “Welcome Home,” is achingly simple, like the [...]

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Two Stories from Michael Alessi

by JHow December 19, 2016

Editorial intern Jason Chenette on today’s bonus stories: In this pair of short-shorts, Michael Alessi explores the inherent dangers of brotherhood through video game worlds. At just over 100 words [...]

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