Fiction 2.2

The Airshaft by Lucious Vaughn

The Airshaft by Lucious Vaughn

Fiction, Vol. 2.2, June 2008 Dove was a woman who roamed on a cemetery road. Her face was on to nightfall. Her dark hair was above the shoulders. Her oxfords were brown leather; they were high tops. The shoes were up around her ankles. They were not hard on her […]

The Object of Desire by Gary Pedler

The Object of Desire by Gary Pedler

Fiction, Vol. 2.2, June 2008 Alan slowly climbed the stairs. Murky light filtered up from the entrance, spilling over the green walls. The wooden treads creaked under his feet. Reaching the second floor, he wandered down a hall lined with frosted glass doors. He found […]

How To Be a Badass (Junior Edition) by Ravi Mangla

How To Be a Badass (Junior Edition) by Ravi Mangla

Fiction, Vol. 2.2, June 2008 Buntz and I go up to Kiwi Hill to light off fireworks. Buntz and I are always doing things we’re not supposed to do. Like we’re not supposed to light off fireworks without one of our parents supervising. “Play with […]

Uncle Doubt by Elliot Krop

Uncle Doubt by Elliot Krop

Fiction, Vol. 2.2, June 2008 Translated from the Russian by I.I. Dubinov, then translated back, and so on… On an evening indistinguishable from any other, I sat in my thinking-chair, speculating. Margarita was still at her dance class and I relaxed with an Armagnac on […]

Muse by Mark Howard Jones

Muse by Mark Howard Jones

Fiction, Vol. 2.2, June 2008 Toshio slides the door quietly to one side and peers into the darkness. It drinks his gaze, giving him nothing in return. The silky blackness reminds him of the faded old kimono his mother wore toward the end of her […]

Mikhail Boyarsky by Jac Jemc

Mikhail Boyarsky by Jac Jemc

Fiction, Vol. 2.2, June 2008 Before Mikhail Boyarsky went to prison, he grew his own vegetables. It was just a short trip. He was visiting friends, but when he returned, the vegetables began to die off.  His care for them had waned. His face grew […]

The Pitch at the End of the World by Michele Host

The Pitch at the End of the World by Michele Host

 Fiction, Vol. 2.2, June 2008 As Kaustubh struggled to emerge from his dream, slippery fibers snagged his calluses and pinned his bony arms and legs to his body. He was a cocoon. No, he was a caterpillar wrapped in a cocoon. What was it that he learned […]

The Winter Academy by Peter Holm-Jensen

The Winter Academy by Peter Holm-Jensen

Fiction, Vol. 2.2, June 2008 When he was young and jobless, he’d leave his flat and walk the streets like a ghost: it was their world, he was just passing through. He’d walk from pub to pub, having a drink in each. He’d walk himself into […]

A Tight Bondage of Sewn Stars by Kelly Hodge

A Tight Bondage of Sewn Stars by Kelly Hodge

Fiction, Vol. 2.2, June 2008 She attended school in starched knee-high socks at the age of sixteen. Other girls were bound for uniform referrals with their creased shirts untucked, skirts rolled up to reveal smooth thighs; other girls were graceless and tactless. They were eager […]

A Hole in the Sidewalk, Avoided by Sam Gridley

A Hole in the Sidewalk, Avoided by Sam Gridley

Fiction, Vol. 2.2, June 2008 For a new-style American workaholic putting in 75 hours a week, most days are indistinguishable from one another. Today I happen to know it’s Friday because the morning paper had a weekend entertainment section for readers who take weekends. As […]