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 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 will be a 2014 Lambda Literary Emerging Voicing Fellow and was a 2013 Jentel Arts Residency Program Fellow. He also teaches at Antioch University Los Angeles and Writing Workshops Los Angeles. Find more writing of his writing at, or reach him @sethfischer. More from this author →