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 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 →