Smile by Molly Tanzer, short story book cover artwork

“Smile” by Molly Tanzer

That feeling when you’re sitting in the diner trying to write your Women’s Studies essay and a pudgy grey-haired guy and two young women are playing some kind of erotic game t…

Mr. Hill’s Death by S.L. Gilbow, short story book cover artwork

“Mr. Hill’s Death” by S.L. Gilbow

Mr Hill owns a sunflower yellow convertible. Just like the one Emily shows in her Tone presentation to show ‘Tragedy’. Mr Hill doesn’t think he’s noble enough to be a tragic h…

And Yet by Brian Evenson, short story book cover artwork

“And Yet” by Brian Evenson

Ellie looks for answers after her boyfriend vanishes, focusing on a family photo he left behind. But her search brings her no closer to finding him — and the more she persist…

Body Scan by Sara Lippmann, short story book cover artwork

“Body Scan” by Sara Lippmann

Stu and Jess have made too many commitments to turn the car around, and the girls are getting restless in the back seat. As they sit in traffic, Jess can’t help but imagine ho…

Madeleine by Amal El-Mohtar, short story book cover artwork

“Madeleine” by Amal El-Mohtar

A clinical trial to cope with profound grief triggers flashbacks so vivid that Madeleine can no longer tell what is real — she only knows that the stranger she meets in these …

Liberty by Marc Laidlaw, short story book cover artwork

“Liberty” by Marc Laidlaw

They arrive at the cabin in the cold, deserted mist of trees with a grocery bag of bottles and a sma…