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…

Kansas Boys by Becky Mandelbaum, short story book cover artwork

“Kansas Boys” by Becky Mandelbaum

When the girl he loves moves away, Peter will do anything to get to her, even if it means working for an arthritic one-handed Veteran artist with an obsession for a past-love….

Bald Bear by Becky Mandelbaum, short story book cover artwork

“Bald Bear” by Becky Mandelbaum

To escape the poisonous bug bomb in her apartment, a young girl and her best friend, Maxine, are spending the day at the lake. Two Kansas boys interrupt their lazy afternoon w…