Fiction 6.4

The Great God Morel by Norman Waksler

The Great God Morel by Norman Waksler

Fiction, Vol. 6.4, Dec. 2012 The Great God Morel: Projected Wikipedia Article Arrival of the Great God Morel: The Great God Morel first appeared on the side lawn of the home of George Crowther at 73 Riley Road, Carbury, Massachusetts, sometime during the morning of […]

Auras of Glass by Ajay Vishwanathan

Auras of Glass by Ajay Vishwanathan

Fiction, Vol. 6.4, Dec. 2012 Rajani hears her mother talking to someone outside the door, chatting excitedly about a movie that is coming to their village after a long gap, about a good robot against a bad one, both played by the same hero. Rajani […]

Declan Carmody’s Burning Ambition by Connla Stokes

Declan Carmody’s Burning Ambition by Connla Stokes

Fiction, Vol. 6.4, Dec. 2012 For days Declan had been fantasising about out-jesting Victor Hanratty—his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend and one of the best stand-up comedy acts in the Republic of Ireland—in a duel of wit and whimsicality at a dinner party in Fionnuala Gallagher’s colossal […]

The Princeling’s Daughter: Cody, Wyoming, 2011 by Mitchell Stocks

The Princeling’s Daughter: Cody, Wyoming, 2011 by Mitchell Stocks

Fiction, Vol. 6.4, Dec. 2012 By the second day of her pre-spring break, Guo Bo Bo had identified the white-haired horseman on the ad for the Wild West show as Buffalo Bill Cody, the tarnished silver pizza cutters as spurs, the beaded pouch as Plains […]

White Sun Over China: Hong Kong, 1895 by Mitchell Stocks

White Sun Over China: Hong Kong, 1895 by Mitchell Stocks

Fiction, Vol. 6.4, Dec. 2012 Hong Mei served tea to the leaders of the Revive China Society, each of whom nodded his thanks so as not to interrupt Master Lu. They called themselves revolutionaries, but seemed quite ordinary, except for Dr. Sun whose courtly appearance […]

The One-Armed Cowboy: Staten Island, New York, 1886 by Mitchell Stocks

The One-Armed Cowboy: Staten Island, New York, 1886 by Mitchell Stocks

Fiction, Vol. 6.4, Dec. 2012 Annie finished lashing Kong Sing Fong’s right arm to his chest to keep it from flopping about when he rode. He wriggled into his buckskin shirt on his own, but allowed her to tie a black kerchief around his neck. […]

An Innocent: Bannack, Idaho Territory, 1864 by Mitchell Stocks

An Innocent: Bannack, Idaho Territory, 1864 by Mitchell Stocks

Fiction, Vol. 6.4, Dec. 2012 Poxie Lee peered at Kong Sing Fong through a square hole in the rough-hewn timbers while picking at the patchwork of scabs on his right cheek. Kong fidgeted outside the jail cell, head bowed, worn boots stomping the freshly fallen […]

What It Means to Ride a Bus in Israel by Iris Samuels

What It Means to Ride a Bus in Israel by Iris Samuels

Fiction, Vol. 6.4, Dec. 2012 Two soldiers sit down in the back of the bus, so dusty they are crumbling. Exhaustion weighs heavily on their heads, fastening their black yarmulkes to their skulls. Their eyebrows are dark clouds, swallowing their foreheads. They might be identical […]

Heart of Stone by Jeff Richards

Heart of Stone by Jeff Richards

Fiction, Vol. 6.4, Dec. 2012 I paddle down the river in a canoe where my Junie appears to me, sometimes in a voice, sometimes in a vision. One day I round the bend above the levee and see a tree across the river. A beautiful […]

Lucky Beef by Dorene O’Brien

Lucky Beef by Dorene O’Brien

Fiction, Vol. 6.4, Dec. 2012 Daly says it’s destiny causing all my problems, but I know better. It’s Daly causing all my problems. Daly lives in a defunct cider mill just outside Lemmox. He’s a drunk and a scrapper, but he’s bright. He and Jared […]