Here Are Some Stories I Like


Here are links to some very short fiction that made my day better. This week, for some reason, they all have to do with critters. Enjoy!

“I was sixteen when I saw my first, standing stock-still and straight upright, like a statue, in the dark, cool cellar of my boyfriend’s mother’s weekend house.” — At anderbo, “Bad Little Boyfriends” by Lauren Waterman.

“The elephants were buried in sand up to their necks. From a certain distance, all you could see were dozens of trunks, waving like sea grass in the desert air, and enormous floppy ears.” — At Smokelong Quarterly, “Elephants” by James Greer.

“The monster keened and reared up on its little crooked hind legs, scratching at the side of the tub. It watched you with wet dark eyes, set back and away in his face, hard as marbles.” — At Monkeybicycle, “Little Monsters” by Delaney Nolan.

“She had probably been an average dog when she was alive, but dead, she was spectacular.” At Corium Magazine, “Two Sundays Ago Right Before We Met Those Sailors On Our Way To The Pizza Place” by Andrea Kneeland.

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 →