Category Short Story


He stuck his head through the window. From four floors up, Wendell watched Brian glide over the sidewalk on a brand-new bike. He would only go to the corner and turn back, because it was as far as any of the kids could get without answering to their parents, and whenever Brian was bold enough […]


If the paint had still been as wet as it was a century ago, Amir would have been close enough to feel himself getting high from the fumes; his face was so close to the canvas that he could almost touch the brilliant mountains of teal, tan and green with his nose. The wire boundary […]


“Does that make sense?” “Yes, it does.”


On the wobbly wooden table lay a W-2–a blue envelope that’d occupied its own little space and waited for two and a half weeks to be brought to the tax man, a pay stub–an undecorated strip of paper that resembled a check but was only a receipt, for the last direct deposit Amir would receive […]


As the storefronts passed her by and suddenly disappeared into the edge of the bus window, all Eve could think about was her mother. This block was familiar, and now it would never be the same again, she thought, as she looked at the signs belonging to stores that had been there long before she […]


Unlike many of us, some people don’t have the luxury of living for today because tomorrow might not come; for some, tomorrow requires more consideration, because for them tomorrow is guaranteed. For them, tomorrow is a curse that drowns them in the certainty of its arrival as they go through today, so apprehensive at the […]


Ovule had a new manager, Joseph, whom they referred to as Officer Joe, who upon his hire came straight to the shop to “make some great changes”, one of which was the rule of not clocking in until you went to the back and put on an apron and covered your hair. Kheyali came in […]