Observations About Eggs from the Man Sitting Next to Me on a Flight from Chicago, Illinois to Cedar Rapids, Iowa by Carmen Maria Machado, short story book cover artwork

“Observations About Eggs from the Man Sitting Next to Me on a Flight from Chicago, Illinois to Cedar Rapids, Iowa” by Carmen Maria Machado

A man on a plane is ranting to his seatmate about eggs, and while he knows a lot about eggs, both real and imagined, he’s got an agenda.

Immaculate Obsession by John Affleck, short story book cover artwork

“Immaculate Obsession” by John Affleck

The first time his Mom sets the house on fire, he’s halfway through watching the best football game of all time. The timing couldn’t be worse. But it’s okay, because he got in…

Dirty by John Affleck, short story book cover artwork

“Dirty” by John Affleck

This is the start of his criminal career, he thinks. He’s a loner, an outsider. Turned eleven, and nobody told him Halloween was meant for dirty tricks, not trick-or-treating….

Word Problem by John Dufresne, short story book cover artwork

“Word Problem” by John Dufresne

Trent X is catching a train out of Westland Station at 7.25am. He is bound for Eastland where he believes his girlfriend Kathy is at home in her condo. He has a surprise for…