Here Are Some Stories Seth Likes


Every Monday I link to very short fiction I like that I hope you’ll like too:

“When we reach the street, the houses are dark, except for one—the grey one with the white trim, chain link fence, black oak tree.” — At Waccamaw, “A House Made of Stars” by Tawnysha Greene.  

“On the street the air is fifty knives of cold.  This is not Alaska.  Why did we move here?” — At Fiction Southeast, “Winter” by Aimee Bender. (via)

“Throw your ego off the bus and let it get trampled in mud.” — At Blip, “Two Stories” by Frances Lefkowitz. 

“Flood’s over, Noah! Time to dock the ark.” — At Abjective, “Hebe at the Bar” by Diana Pollin. 

And if you want more and/or are very bored at work, Dan Chaon and Ravi Mangla have a list of the 2012 top fifty flash stories at Wigleaf. This is really a spectacular list.

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 →