Mark Budman

Mark Budman is a first generation immigrant to the US.
His novel My Life at First Try was published by Counterpoint Press. Find out more at

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Short Fiction

Trespassing—a Criminal Offense

The dryad who lives inside the oak tree has been terrorizing the condo building dwellers for generations. She throws acorns and pours sap and drops pollen on their cars, and causes severe allergies... [+]

In competition America: color it in. Summer 2020 - Short Fiction
Short Fiction

Chekhov, the Old Man, the Seagull and the Crab

The old man is watching a seagull eviscerating a crab. The decapod crustacean probably was handsome in his youth but not any longer. Does he wish he could scream? Or is it better to be stoic and... [+]

General Submissions Rendez-Vous, September 2019 issue - Short Story