short stories and essays

SAD ROBOT #1
SAD ROBOT #1

A painting sets the author on edge as she sees how much it resembles her adult life in Los Angeles

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HOW NOT TO PLAY POOL
HOW NOT TO PLAY POOL

Pool balls and backstabbing bitches

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WHAT BREAKS US IS WHAT SEPARATES US FROM THE ANIMALS
WHAT BREAKS US IS WHAT SEPARATES US FROM THE ANIMALS

Lila walks away from a nuclear blast--and toward its center

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SEE CARNIFEX (GONE LAME)
SEE CARNIFEX (GONE LAME)

A horse walks into a bar

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86 ON THE FISH
86 ON THE FISH

The narrator and her father discover a fish in his heart--and the limits of family ties

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THE PRAGMATIST
THE PRAGMATIST

Ayesha's husband is visited by Death, but has an out--provided he finds someone else to take his place

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GYMNOPÉDIE PARIS
GYMNOPÉDIE PARIS

"Paris is good for heartbreak because you must buy fresh bread every morning..."

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FOREVER HOLD YOUR PIECE
FOREVER HOLD YOUR PIECE

A man makes eggs for breakfast. Or doesn't.

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THE TOTALITY OF SELFLESSNESS
THE TOTALITY OF SELFLESSNESS

The author grapples with the way her pregnancy impacts her personhood

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THE ARTIST AND THE ASTERISK
THE ARTIST AND THE ASTERISK

Victor is torn between his art of bullfighting and his upcoming nuptials as the wedding costs keep rising

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HELIOCENTRICITY
HELIOCENTRICITY

Even when you can talk to airplanes, your palms still get sweaty during takeoff

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TRANSIT
TRANSIT

The author tries to hang constellations on life's disconnected dates, divorces, drinks, and dialogue

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