Drugs, Rock and Roll and Sex or Three Things That Go Together Like Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll by Sheldon Lee Compton, short story book cover artwork

“Drugs, Rock and Roll and Sex or Three Things That Go Together Like Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll” by Sheldon Lee Compton

If you crush pills by candlelight, it almost seems mysterious.
If you crush pills on a ringed kitchen plate, there is less waste.
By candlelight though, it doesn’t matter an…

Textbook by Sheldon Lee Compton, short story book cover artwork

“Textbook” by Sheldon Lee Compton

Patricia sits in science class paying attention to Mrs Evans talking about food chains. The other students pay attention to Patricia, tight t-shirt over melon belly. A live mo…

Intruder by Sheldon Lee Compton, short story book cover artwork

“Intruder” by Sheldon Lee Compton

Pancake lives in a small room that is really servant’s quarters, hammering out stories on his Underwood. The room is attached to a larger house owned by Mr and Mrs Meade, larg…

That's Him! That's the Guy! by Dan Chaon, short story book cover artwork

“That’s Him! That’s the Guy!” by Dan Chaon

Their father dies when they are ten years old. They think they see his ghost everywhere, for a while. As teenagers, they drift apart, she falling pregnant senior year. But whe…

The Water Tower by John Mantooth, short story book cover artwork

“The Water Tower” by John Mantooth

Jeremy has overheard his brother claiming there’s an alien in the water tower. Anxious to see for himself, he drags along Heather, who is obliged to join in the trek through t…