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 twice been listed as notable in The Best American Essays and has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize by several publications, including Guernica. He was the founding Sunday editor at The Rumpus and is the current nonfiction editor at The Nervous Breakdown. He is a Dornsife PhD Fellow at USC and been awarded fellowships and residencies by Ucross, Lambda Literary, Jentel, Ragdale, and elsewhere, and he teaches at the UCLA-Extension Writer’s Program and Antioch University, where he received his MFA. More from this author →