Here Are Some Stories Seth Likes


Here are links to stories I read this week that I liked and I hope you’ll like too.

“It’s not that we wouldn’t be able to lay our hands on bodily fluids via some other avenue, says Stephen, it’s just that prohibiting their sale on eBay is an egregious encroachment of our rights as Americans.” At Necessary Fiction, “Things We Have Tried Unsuccessfully To Purchase On eBay” by Andreas Trolf. 

“When Crawford brought back Gabby from the Philippines, he asked what we thought of some green eyed Asian children running around the farm one day,” Granny said in a low aside.” — At The Dead Mule of Southern Literature, “The Acceptance Speech” by Hope Denney.

“Why don’t YOU have cancer seems to be a more logical thing to ask, more logical than why do I have cancer.” — At Requited, “Real, Not Fake” by Ben Slotky. (via)

“I tried to empathize with the driver, but I kept coming back to the girl. I traced her face with my finger until it came away smudged with ink.” At jmww, “Couvade Syndrom” by Jamey Davidsmeyer.

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 →