Shorts

The Mud Doctor by Evan Nicholls

by JHow April 24, 2018

Editorial intern Sara Larson on today’s bonus short-short: What do you call someone when no one knows their name? Maybe after the items they left behind. What would you be […]

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Michigan Gothic by Vivian Trutzl

by JHow April 19, 2018

Editorial intern Zoe Maki on today’s bonus short:  In “Michigan Gothic,” Vivian Trutzl draws the life of downstate Michiganders through nightmare doctors, Vernors, potholes, and unpredictable weather. With a dash of […]

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Our Anniversary by Joshua Johnston

by JHow April 12, 2018

Editorial intern Zoe Maki on today’s bonus story: In “Our Anniversary,” Joshua Johnston explores how to keep a relationship together with gold spray paint and a little help from Bishopman’s […]

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In the Event of a Systems Failure by Alyssa Greene

by JHow April 10, 2018

Editorial intern Taylor Favour on today’s bonus story: Throughout “In the Event of a Systems Failure,” Alyssa Greene captivates by explaining a crime that takes place on an airline named […]

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Sequins by Angie Ellis

by JHow March 29, 2018

Editorial intern Zoe Maki on today’s bonus story: Today’s bonus content is sprinkled with delightful description that illuminates an eccentric grocery store clerk dissolving into a world of smooth jazz and […]

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Generosity by Holly Karapetkova

by JHow March 18, 2018

Editorial intern Zoe Maki on today’s bonus story: In “Generosity,” Holly Karapetkova gives us a poet-tyrant stuck between blurred lines of selfhood with a splash of humor and irony. Generosity […]

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Mario Kart 64 simulation of a joyride on the Los Angeles freeway by Tom Kelly

by JHow February 20, 2018

Editorial intern Nick Hansen on today’s bonus short: Tom Kelly’s commentary on societal trends and his zany portrayal of everyday life draw the reader into a wonderfully anarchic world in […]

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Mushing by Mary Jones

by JHow January 27, 2018

Associate fiction editor Krys Malcolm Belc on today’s bonus story: In “Mushing,” Mary Jones has created a narrator who is ready to visit the Alaska of dreams: an incredible place […]

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The Ascension by Allison Pinkerton

by JHow November 20, 2017

Associate fiction editor Krys Malcolm Belc on today’s bonus short-short: A teenage heartthrob/savior. A collective pack-of-fans narrator bent on winning his adoration, young women who communicate through glances and social […]

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Shaking Hands with Idi Amin by Sari Fordham

by JHow November 7, 2017

Shaking Hands With Idi Amin My mother stands in the Entebbe Airport, a daughter on each side. It is January 1978 and Idi Amin has been up to his usual […]

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