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

HOW NOT TO PLAY POOL
HOW NOT TO PLAY POOL

Pool balls and backstabbing bitches

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

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

A horse walks into a bar

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

THE PRAGMATIST
THE PRAGMATIST

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

GYMNOPÉDIE PARIS
GYMNOPÉDIE PARIS

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

FOREVER HOLD YOUR PIECE
FOREVER HOLD YOUR PIECE

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

THE TOTALITY OF SELFLESSNESS
THE TOTALITY OF SELFLESSNESS

The author grapples with the way her pregnancy impacts her personhood

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

HELIOCENTRICITY
HELIOCENTRICITY

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

TRANSIT
TRANSIT

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