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.

“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…

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“The Intersection”

“Curse this damned place. I don’t want anything to do with here.” Holson, my best…

“Mister”

The last time I tried to kill him, I failed miserably. No blood, no 911…

“Simple Mind Play on Crazy Rose”

About time, Rose grumbled under her breath as she snatched up her two half-filled garbage…

“Don’t Go There”

At bedtime, the little girl I babysat grabbed my shirt and whispered, “Don’t go there.”…

“The Anxiety of Two Digits”

The buzzer rang. In exactly three and a half minutes, she would be outside of…

“Cracked Flowerpots”

It’s not right for a daughter to see her father naked. I’m sure my father…

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“Age-isms”

I. Rose stood in her tiny, cluttered living room, trying to remember why she was…