The Surprise Hit of an Otherwise Lackluster Season

A game show featuring America’s Funniest Home Death Videos.

DASH Literary Journal

The River Ocean

A funeral director takes preparation of the dead for their last viewing to magical heights.

Reed Magazine

Gentle Breezes

One woman’s rebellion at finding herself in a retirement home with people as old as herself. Read the full story.

Story Quarterly

Standing Up

A boy’s struggle with polio and his father.

Dickinson Review

The Lake Region Poetry Club

A widower finds love in the power of words.

Side Show Anthology

A Perfect Reputation

A young man strives to keep his bad name intact. Read the full story.

The New Press Literary Quarterly

The 5:22

An MIT professor becomes unsettled at the absence of a familiar face during his daily train commute. Winner of┬áthe magazine’s Carson McCullers Prize and chosen for the 1999 edition of Best American Short Stories. Read the full story.

Story Magazine

Sunset in Ithaca

The obit writer has no difficulty writing his own obituary.

Quarter After Eight