Short Fiction


Jason Schwartzman

Knox had been hanging around 8th street since before they put in the ATMs. We didn't know where he lived, but that's where he'd been ever since I'd moved here about ten years ago. He used a cracked ... [+]

Short Fiction

The Locomotive

Chris Pais

In a world of flux and motion, he finally felt that his life of a hundred missteps was reaching an even keel.
In high school, he was a gifted athlete with a talent for sprinting. He felt a sense of ... [+]

Short Fiction


Doug Henderson

After rushing to catch her train, all Laura wanted was to close her eyes and zone out. She was late for work and people were crammed onto BART, but she managed to find a spot near the door where she ... [+]

Short Fiction

Maya Moving On

Kathryn Kahn

Covid killed the casual carpool. Maya had used it from Oakland for two years. People who wanted a ride to San Francisco lined up in a designated place. Drivers who were willing to transport strangers ... [+]

Short Fiction


Lia Smith

Abigail flew out to Sligo Creek Nursing Home twice a year, to visit Lucille, her mother-in-law. For these four-day trips, arriving Sunday via a red-eye flight, Abigail made arrangements ... [+]