An Alarming Affair, Chapter 1: Tanya

It was a cool February night outside of a first-year residence hall. It was the sort of night in early spring where the air is charged with the anticipation of a coming summer. Warm-ish,...

We Feed, Chapter 3

“I haven’t physically attacked anyone in a couple of years.” –John Malkovich War scrambled to a military posture. The waitress returned with their orders, and Death sweetly asked, “Iced tea, please and thank you.” “Death,” Pestilence awed. “Pestilence,”...

Captive in Moonlight

The light shines behind him now. The boat moves towards darkness. The music at his back gets fainter the further down river he goes, the warm yellow of the houseboat fading, replaced by the...

We Feed, Chapter 2

"When He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, 'Come and see.' And I looked, and behold, a black horse, and she who sat on it had a pair of...

Deep Red, Chapter 1

Coleridge is a small town. It used to be a factory town, and it felt in those days like the grandparents whose best stories are decades old. Now, it feels like the grandparent lost...

We Feed, Chapter 1

Now I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals and I heard one of the four living creatures saying with a voice like thunder, ‘Come and see.’ And I looked, and behold,...

Side Hustling, Chapter 4: The Final Hours

“If you need any more work, let me know,” Roy tells me after he hands me the face cream. “I’ll be inside.”  “Inside where?” I ask. When I turn back around, he’s gone.  Huh. At least...

“Hi! Where are you from?”

When I moved to India at the age of nine, it became easy and almost natural to associate everything good I had ever known with America: annual passes to Disneyland, self-checkout counters at Walmart...

Side Hustling, Chapter 3: Wait — Roosevelt Island Is Real?

After accidentally destroying her roommate’s computer, Valerie must pick up a series of odd jobs in order to rectify the situation. As I tuck Miles into bed, his father bursts into the apartment, whimpering on...

Reducing Your Conscience: Living With OCD

You arrive at CVS armed with Alex’s five dollar bill and yours. He’s in class, so you set off alone to purchase a 10 dollar bag of trail mix to make up for the...

Side Hustling, Chapter 2: Men Are From Mars, Kids Are From Hell

After accidentally destroying her roommate’s computer, Valerie must pick up a series of odd jobs in order to rectify the situation. I try to manifest $800 by imagining the green and the crinkle and the...

How to Fall Out of Love

In the 21 years I’ve been alive I have fallen in love about 500 times over. With colors, places, the taste of a scone in the English countryside, the way crickets sound at midnight,...
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