Author: Editors

Graeme Carey ~ Expelled from Eaton Park

  Another head poked through the small opening in the door. This time it belonged to Rory, the floppy-haired kid from next door. He was wearing a Santa [...]

Abigail Greenbaum ~ Beauty Is Pain

The hospital where Petra was born, her mother would later tell her, ran out of drugs the week of her birthday, so her mother screamed for hours, and her [...]

Mark Budman ~ Super Couple

Soupmann is Superman’s third cousin twice removed. Unlike his relative, Soupmann set his priorities logically and succinctly. He fights for truth and [...]

Kim Magowan ~ Wheels Inside Wheels

Her death is sudden, so there is no time to prepare—no protracted sickness. A stroke: Henry wakes to find her dead beside him, stiff and cool. You have [...]

James Hartman ~ Stage Three

Even prolific swingers like us had morals.  Rules to our carefree promiscuity.  Rules each of us took seriously.  Beth and I had been happily married, you [...]

Maximus Anthony Adarve ~ Déjà Vu

I trace the scars that tattoo the dark skin of your shoulders in the back seat of my Volvo s80 and tell you to stop popping benzos so often. I like the way you [...]

Wyatt Bonikowski ~ Teenage Boy in Polaroids

The teenage boy drove a black Trans Am with an eagle on the hood. He was friends with my babysitter Rita and her friends, and she would invite them over to [...]

Joseph Pfister ~ Happy Hour

My neighbor, Tom, came to the door. Tom was in his forties, his only distinguishing feature a patch of blond in his otherwise dark hair. He and his wife had [...]

Kathy Fish ~ The Once Mighty Fergusons

One rocked himself to sleep every night, banging his head against the wall. One who'd been beaten for clogging the toilet, took to shitting behind the garage. [...]


To all involved in the Best Small Fictions 2017 contest. See results here. Couple of our folks [...]

Greg Bottoms ~ Skittles

1 At a Wawa gas station and minimart in Newport News, Virginia, a landscaper named Scott stood in line to buy a bottle of Gatorade. He had been working for [...]

Michelle Ross ~ Fish Story

Mrs. Lark is dying. I think it’s the children. They’re like an algal bloom polluting her water. What I know is that when I lived with her all those years [...]

Mary Lynn Reed ~ How to Let It All Go

You imagine a life in a small Midwestern town where you teach Calculus at the community college and buy sweet corn at the Farmer's Market on Thursdays in the [...]

Christopher James ~ Merapi Volcano

Americans, Meg thought, understood earthquakes. The earth moved. Los Angeles. Bridges collapsed. San Andreas. Your best China falling, standing between door [...]

Lisa Levchuk ~ No Man’s Land

The first group of women who invited me into their regular game were from the B team. The club had two competitive teams, but they stayed very separate. The B [...]