FICTION | SHORT STORY

Character-driven stories of love and loss. Change and triumph. Laughter and fear. You name it, we’ll have it. Everything from literary to sci-fi to fiction.

“Salvation”

Tierra sits, her hands folded demurely in her lap, as she waits for her father’s…

“Für Naledi: The Piano Lesson”

“Again! And sit up straight! You’re slouching.” Naledi repositioned herself on the stool in front…

“Parasite”

“Go back to Jamaica? You must be crazy! What would I do out there except…

“Akinyi”

“Akinyi, you are such a good girl! Eh! Did you make these mandazi’s yourself?” Akinyi…

“American Summer”

The summer Aneka’s leg is broken, her big sister Rima has a sleepover with all…

“Tam + Cam 4ever”

Tamara turned her car into the horseshoe driveway in front of her younger sister Cameron’s…

“A Chance Encounter”

Tisha Kroemer had never felt real fear until that moment. The moment she watched her…

“The Least Spicy Hot sauce”

When she hears his car door shut close behind him, Queen has just finished her…

“How to Make a Wish”

On the first night the stars fell, the whole suburb rushed out of their beds…

“Intervention: Luz Ortega”

Luz had faked a pregnancy in order to get the attention of her ex-boyfriend Johnny…

“Hoodoo Lady Blues”

I stood at that door knowing the second I knocked on it I’d be a…

“Picking Up the Pieces”

Adesanya’s sunken eyes show shadows and fire. The wet earth opens and moves under foot.…

“Holding Pattern”

When Lenaya is twenty-seven she begins to see pieces of her mama everywhere. In the…

“Land of Milk and Glory”

The parents had been seduced by the impalpable sanctuary of a promise. They had been…

“All The Things I Should Have Said”

I email him and tell him that I want to see him. I send it…