Fiction

Home Like a Shadow

Home Like a Shadow

Is camouflaging our family roots with carefully crafted fictions enough to ensure we won’t grow up to be like our parents?
Dark Eyes

Dark Eyes

We all want to be seen and understood for who we really are. Until, of course, that wish comes true.
The Hijacking

The Hijacking

In 1961, under the régime of António Salazar, how much meaning do the actions of one young revolutionary have?
The Cartographer of Dreamland

The Cartographer of Dreamland

Even in a bleak Brooklyn childhood, adventure and salvation lie just a vacant lot away.
The Night of the Train

The Night of the Train

To some, a train might signify adventure, or romance, or industry. What does it mean to a soldier fresh from Vietnam?
Sam and Joe

Sam and Joe

A dog is man’s best friend—until a little girl happens along who needs a best friend more.
A Normal Life

A Normal Life

In a city as vast and changing as New York, can you ever recapture the past? Can you ever get away from it?
The Last Stroke

The Last Stroke

They say no work of art is ever finished, only abandoned. But that’s not always the whole truth.
The Everything-Goes Garage Sale of My Love

The Everything-Goes Garage Sale of My Love

Someone left the guitar out in the rain, and I don’t think I can take it.
Twilight of the Dogs

Twilight of the Dogs

This is the way the world ends, not with a whimper but a growl.
Meeting Mandy

Meeting Mandy

The longer a meeting gets put off, the more daunting it becomes. Try waiting four years.
From Our Point of View We Had Moved to the Left

From Our Point of View We Had Moved to the Left

From 1993 comes this prescient political fable of an alternate American future eerily like our own.

Upcoming

  • Kids on Division Street
    an essay by Sarah Riccio
  • Guided by Voices
    a story by David Rothman
  • The Lost Works of Pablo Müller-Wessely
    a story by P.J. Blumenthal
  • Irene
    a story by Dave Gregory
  • A Paper Clip
    a story by Siamak Vossoughi
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