Thousand-Dollar Decoy by Becky Mandelbaum, short story book cover artwork

“Thousand-Dollar Decoy” by Becky Mandelbaum

Open this story in our mobile app!

It isn’t the first time Elliot has had a nightmare that sent him into a blind rage, but it’s the first time he’s endangered the woman he loves. They’d only been in the new apartment for a day and, fearful for her life, Alice is already gone. Elliot has never been confrontational, but he’s desperate for Alice to return home, and that may soon change.


Thousand-Dollar Decoy

To read this story and thousands more…

Register Now!

About the Author
Becky Mandelbaum is from Kansas but is currently living and working in Mount Rainier National Park. She is the winner of the 2016 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction and the Lawrence Art Center's 2013 Langston Hughes Award for Fiction. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Juked, Salt Hill, Midwestern Gothic, and McSweeney's Internet Tendency.
More stories from Becky Mandelbaum