Here Are Some Stories Seth Likes


It’s Monday morning, so here’s some links to some wonderful very short writing that made my day better and hopefully makes your day better too.

Also, in a side note, I’m very sad to learn that > kill author will be closing down, but I’m excited to read the last issue on Wednesday.

“My husband’s camera is capturing every angeled grave for later manipulation. Not your grieving, he says.” — In > kill author, “Paganini” by Terese Svoboda. 

“He hugs me and kisses the spot where my chin meets my ear, like he likes the taste of my sweat.” — In Monkeybicycle, “Boys Who Spell Jizz with a G Are Not The Boys for Me” by Alex Koplow.

“When I tell them that straightening up, just a little, would make the job a lot easier, they scoff. It hurts their spines.” — In Used Furniture Review, “Evolution” by Bryan Furuness. 

“It seemed like guys in my generation were losing their hair faster. Wasn’t that unfair?” —In Bartleby Snopes, “Hair Club for Men and the Peacock Lady” by Kristen Forbes. 

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 →