Here’s Some Stories I Like


I get bored easily, so rather than the  political links I usually run on Sundays, I’m gonna switch it up. Instead, here’s a list of five awesome and fun and weird and very short stories that I happened to come across while reading through some independent online lit mags, complete with a great sentence from each story. Enjoy!

“I found a medium-sized elephant in my garage, so I put him in a jar and now I feed him toast and jelly.” — At elimae, “The Elephant” by Ian Bassingthwaighte.

“This is because my hair knows that we will be forgotten.” AT PANK, “How To Do Your Makeup Like a Star” by Ani Smith.

“He threw away all his father’s money, and burned down Harvard when his family sent him there.” At NOÖ Journal, “Indian Jones” by A D Jameson.

“One could sign a book deal inside a vegetable.” — At La Petite Zine, “To Live Inside a Vegetable” by Jennifer Gravley.

“If the teeth are this good then imagine what my appendix must be like.” — At Agni Online, “The Statue Game” by Kuzhali Manickavel.

Seth Fischer's writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Best Sex Writing 2013, Buzzfeed, PankGuernica, Lunch Ticket, Gertrude, and elsewhere. His Rumpus piece "Notes from a Unicorn" was listed as a notable essay in The Best American Essays 2013. He teaches and tutors at Antioch University Los Angeles and Writing Workshops Los Angeles, and he was a Jentel Arts Residency Program Fellow. Find more writing of his writing at, or reach him @sethfischer. More from this author →