211   1654 readings 5 min
There’s nothing I love more than eating. Mmm, yes. Fat Boy loves a good meal. I enjoy the crunch, the squish, even the quietest sizzles as I grind every little particle between my molars. I ... [+]

Runner up - Jury Selection
Button Fiction Spring 2019
20   385 readings 5 min
The liftoff is like an elevator.

You know that feeling you get when you’re going up? Like your stomach is getting left behind? It feels like that. Remember when we were kids and we were... [+]

Runner up - Jury Selection
Button Fiction Spring 2019
31   610 readings 5 min
A woman who claimed to be a chimera called the library most Tuesdays, on the old line they never got around to disconnecting after the renovations. The call went straight to a yellowed phone hung ... [+]

Winner - Jury Selection
Short Fiction Contest 2019 - Short Story
2   198 readings 5 min
“You’re in New England,” the man in front of me said with a British accent, so my mind—which I knew was not running completely clearly—assumed he meant that we both were in a new version... [+]

14   922 readings 5 min
January 26, 1906

Forty-seven days have passed and the bananas in my kitchen are still green. They remain untouched and unmoved since I brought them home from market. To my eye they appear... [+]

20   410 readings 5 min
The old priest considered the cast-iron oil pot sitting in the corner of the immaculate kitchen. It was heavy, and his back hurt.
The trees growing on the canyon walls whispered to him. ... [+]

28   927 readings 5 min
When I get home from Sunday Service, I strip my pressed white shirt in the living room. I step out of my slacks. Peel off the tight black socks. I fumble naked for my dive skin, the black and blue... [+]

Winner - Jury Selection
Button Fiction Spring 2019
5   572 readings 5 min
On his way out the door to a meeting with a client, the husband said, “We should have a baby,” and the wife, pointing to one of the windows that overlooked the driveway, said, “We already ... [+]

Winner - Jury Selection
Short Fiction Contest 2019 - Short Story