Fiction 1.3

An Elegy for Gelsey by Mary Bargteil

An Elegy for Gelsey by Mary Bargteil

 Fiction, Vol. 1.3, Dec. 2007 There is no air moving in this room. Seventy-six degrees and climbing. In the next room, cascades of dialogue swell and ebb. Three levels of narrow stairs lead to this room. In this room, there is one voice, one tone, one cadence. She orates, […]

The Unrealistic Philosopher by Jimmy Chen

The Unrealistic Philosopher by Jimmy Chen

Fiction, Vol. 1.3, Dec. 2007 Because of Heidegger, he didn’t have time to floss. He didn’t have time to buy toilet paper or Palmolive dish detergent, so he let his wife do those things. He didn’t have time to take out the garbage, pay the […]

What the Peacock Knows by Rebekah L. Cowell

What the Peacock Knows by Rebekah L. Cowell

Fiction, Vol. 1.3, Dec. 2007 They hear a chilling sound, a wail, a cry, a plea – it echoes through the tall pines the MG has sputtered out under. A sliver of moonlight shadows her face as she looks to Darek; he’s calm. Crisis management […]

Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right by D.E. Fredd

Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right by D.E. Fredd

Fiction, Vol. 1.3, Dec. 2007 September 1-3, Labor Day Weekend Tina says she’ll drive me the round trip to work in Auburn until school lets out next summer. I’m due to get my license back by then anyway. Lenny’s okay with me and his wife hooking up […]

Orphan by Brady Golden

Orphan by Brady Golden

Fiction, Vol. 1.3, Dec. 2007 When Angela’s sister died, I didn’t embarrass myself by pretending to understand. I had no frame of reference for her grief. I took a few days off from the insurance company where I entered data, and rented a car to […]

Architecture by Caitlin Horvat

Architecture by Caitlin Horvat

Fiction, Vol. 1.3, Dec. 2007 Three pews in front of me, Ava retucked her hair behind her ears, lifted her back slightly, and stretched the bottom of her black top down. In the dim light and poor ventilation, stale air strung itself in spirals along […]

Change Your Hair, Change Your Life by Tamara Linse

Change Your Hair, Change Your Life by Tamara Linse

Fiction, Vol. 1.3, Dec. 2007 Jude was cutting Apple’s hair. Apple sat with her knees held protectively to her chest, and Jude kneeled behind her, back rigid with purpose. Blonde curls lay around them like broken slinkies. With her right hand, Jude grabbed a fistful […]

Old Spark by Joseph Murphy

Old Spark by Joseph Murphy

Fiction, Vol. 1.3, Dec. 2007 The summer before graduation, I worked with Emily. She kept the counter at the computer repair on campus, while I fixed laptops beneath the backroom’s glaring lights. Computer nonsense suffused with the sharp lighting. Emily called the place “C.F.” She […]

Last Trip to Juan Dolio by Francesca Padilla

Last Trip to Juan Dolio by Francesca Padilla

Fiction, Vol. 1.3, Dec. 2007 When I was a child, my father flew me to the very best beach on a half-island in the Caribbean. He never said the name of this place out loud, but even then I knew that he’d spent most of […]

There’s a House in Graham’s Head or A Long Story Short: A concise novel by Graham John Trim

There’s a House in Graham’s Head or A Long Story Short: A concise novel by Graham John Trim

Fiction, Vol. 1.3, Dec. 2007 Characters in order of appearance of their names on this list: Amando Lo Dico: Multimedia student and speaker of the house. Theophilous Falsehoney: Theology student and independent researcher who captures the house and subjugates the other residents before being asphyxiated […]