Fiction 6.3

The Caretaker by Wolfgang Prometheus Wright

The Caretaker by Wolfgang Prometheus Wright

Fiction, Vol. 6.3, Sept. 2012 Sam Fogart was the fattest man Parker had ever seen, nearly as round as he was tall—and he was tall—and so it was no surprise to Parker that he, Fogart, took a moment to pause and stare at the two […]

The Bath by Kevin Tosca

The Bath by Kevin Tosca

Fiction, Vol. 6.3, Sept. 2012 Like all words, he didn’t know where they came from, but he said these nine out loud: “I don’t want to get out of the tub.” He didn’t. Later, his mother asked his sister, Kate, where he was. “In the […]

Study of a Nude by Pir Rothenberg

Study of a Nude by Pir Rothenberg

Fiction, Vol. 6.3, Sept. 2012 Introduction The subject of this archival study is the nude body of Mrs. Frances Mailer as it appears in a collection of nearly fifty photographs and visual arts renderings spanning from the subject’s infancy to present day (32 years). Regarding […]

Denouement by David Rawson

Denouement by David Rawson

Fiction, Vol. 6.3, Sept. 2012 Paul had his epiphany a third of the way through “Dixie,” with his tasseled arm pointing to the beams of the steakhouse, and the left knee of his white jumpsuit resisting the pressure of a stray walnut. His bangs, dyed […]

Face to Face with Creation and Four Other Very Short Stories by Rupprecht Mayer

Face to Face with Creation and Four Other Very Short Stories by Rupprecht Mayer

Fiction, Vol. 6.3, Sept. 2012 Eder and Hauser Hauser is the central character in a novel by Eder. It is Eder’s fifth, Hauser’s first. Eder enjoys writing about Hauser. When Hauser go es to the office, Eder is full of anticipation. Eder laughs merrily when […]

Creek Bait by Richard Lutman

Creek Bait by Richard Lutman

Fiction, Vol. 6.3, Sept. 2012 What do the drivers see as they pass the woven wooden fence on their way to Wyndmoor, Chestnut Hill or Jenkintown? A shape standing at the window like a crazy person with nothing left to do but watch the trees. […]

A Lost Flokati by Lou Gaglia

A Lost Flokati by Lou Gaglia

Fiction, Vol. 6.3, Sept. 2012 The Seagulls This morning began the third day of my self-improvement mission, which so far I give mixed reviews. It includes some nightmares that I have brought on myself, and breakfasts at the diner near the harbor where I make […]

Summer Rose by Heather Fowler

Summer Rose by Heather Fowler

Fiction, Vol. 6.3, Sept. 2012 Tamar sat before her vanity, cinching her wet hair with a tortoise clip. Arms up, head straight like a dancer, she found her appearance romantic, nostalgic, like a painting she’d seen once at L’Orangerie in Paris. Tangerine light, filtering through […]

Take up the Wayside by Catherine Carberry

Take up the Wayside by Catherine Carberry

Fiction, Vol. 6.3, Sept. 2012 I was now one of those women I had always envied. Secure and comfortable in my pregnancy, the plus-signed pee stick no more of a death sentence than a bad perm. I thought of all the discarded tests of the […]

Fixed by Jennifer Breukelaar

Fixed by Jennifer Breukelaar

Fiction, Vol. 6.3, Sept. 2012 Gloria was part wolf, part something else, and Gene was allowed to keep her without a special license because he and Steve were part Six Nations, part something else, and if you were a registered Native American you could have […]