Here Are Some Stories Seth Likes


Here are some excerpts from and links to some very short writing that made my day better and hopefully makes your day better too.

“Doesn’t it make you feel like an old-timey big-city career girl, carrying parcels up your stoop, struggling to unlock your door, when a handsome stranger in a suit comes up outta nowhere and offers to lend a hand…” At Anderbo, “My Sister Bags Groceries,” nonfiction by Alexandra Tanner.

“Other times Ma said she had seven brothers, said they lived with Snow White. She never claimed any sisters.” At fwrfiction: review, “Haunt,” fiction by Ethel Rohan.”

“The new doctor loved his patients—the patients who didn’t bleed. They were gushing with infection, full of pus.” At SmokeLong Quarterly, “The New Doctor,” fiction by Abe Gaustad.

And finally, “I told her to feel my inverted penis husk.” At Identity Theory, “Please Note That I Am Not Burt Renolds,” fiction by Sarah Sorenson.

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 →