Posts by Fiction

The Adventures of Jack Dalhousie: Part One

By Bruce Delo, Writer • August 28, 2012

The Adventures of Jack Dalhousie: Part One

An exasperated sigh escaped Jack’s throat, breaking the early morning silence and sending a spray of condensation from his red muttonchops. With a final …

Concerning Abigail

By Chad Durling, Fiction Writer • March 30, 2012

Concerning Abigail

Ms. Bradford:
About thirty years ago, my family had a slave named Abigail. She was a sweet girl, but stern, and you could never ever …

The Economist

By Dylan Matthias, Editor-in-chief emeritus • March 30, 2012

The Economist

Editor’s note: read Part 1 here, Part 2 here, Part 3 here, Part 4 here, Part 5 here, Part 6 here, Part 7 here, and Part 8 here.
 
This time there was …

The New York God

By Dana Hall, Writer • March 23, 2012

The New York God

Mary was walking as quickly as she could down the sidewalk. Her boss had kept her later than usual. Even with the late dismissal, …

Seen from the Window-seat of a Saskachewan Train at Night

By Shane Bryson, Writer • March 23, 2012

Train

The train crawled down the tracks into the prairie dark.  From his window-seat, Jimmy could see little – the blur of gravel and shrubbery, …

The Economist

By Dylan Matthias, Editor-in-chief emeritus • March 23, 2012

The Economist

Editor’s note: read Part 1 here, Part 2 here, Part 3 here, Part 4 here, Part 5 here, Part 6 here, and Part 7 here.
 
The door opened with a whoosh. …

Raging Waters

By Kendall Erickson, Writer • March 23, 2012

Raging Waters

The windows shook and rattled as the over-powering winds off the Atlantic Ocean blew inwards towards the rickety old cabin she had since long …

Paris, 1968

By Michael Wohlfahrt, Writer • March 23, 2012

Paris

Jean-Pierre ran down the hot streets, his boots clacking on cobblestone beneath him. People were shouting all around him, attracting more and more people …

Queerness of the Whole Damn Thing

By Chad Durling, Fiction Writer • March 23, 2012

Queerness of the Whole Damn Thing

Too easy. It was too easy. A ladder lead us to the roof; a quick kick sent it down and hid it in the …

The Economist: A Story About Our Backwards Little World

By Dylan Matthias, Editor-in-chief emeritus • March 16, 2012

Editor’s note: read Part 1 here, Part 2 here, Part 3 here, Part 4 here, Part 5 here, and Part 6 here.
 
Plop. Plip, plop, plip, plop. Again?
There’s a leak in …