map Macro-Fiction Archives

E10

Issue No. 12 ~ May, 1998

Vending machines and nepotism in the workplace.

The Cardinal

Issue No. 12 ~ May, 1998

Love, lust, infidelity; a young woman coming to understand the path her life has taken.

The Road Home

Issue No. 11 ~ April, 1998

A reluctant soldier keeps the final promise made to his fallen comrade.

Fortune Cookies

Issue No. 11 ~ April, 1998

Life in the death-throes of the 20th Century; cold Szechwan, stale beer, and meaningless information streaming over the airwaves.

Out of the Flats

Issue No. 10 ~ January, 1998

The sky over Crystal City was the color of blue flame; the glass skyline reflected shimmering silvers and golds, achieving an aesthetic ugliness that comes from a kind of sterile perfection. It was if the entire city was hiding behind one way mirrors, and if …

The Modern Debutante

Issue No. 10 ~ January, 1998

“The crowd is untruth.”           — Soren Kierkegaard The young man felt the burden of his epiphany. People needed telling. The problem was getting them to listen. Rush, rush, rush everywhere — so unsettling. People busy ‘getting ahead,’ and finding that ahead, by its very …

The Lure

Issue No. 9 ~ October, 1997

An early February snowstorm raged tonelessly outside the office of Carl Drubner, patent attorney, swirling white hills and humps across the stretch of roof outside his window. The snow had begun as long ago as Drubner could remember, which was that morning when he woke …

Caprice

Issue No. 9 ~ October, 1997

Leocadia and little Rosario are outside watching the woodcutter chip away at a diseased trunk. I’m alone to peer at my murals while I reflect on my imminent departure from Quinta del Sorda. I’m not disheartened by my having to pack up and move out. …

Tourists & Residents

Issue No. 9 ~ October, 1997

She is on a towel. She is on a beach. There are towels on all sides. Candy wrappers and tissue stick to the towels. The water is warm and full of people. The waves are not high. She watches her friend. He is at the …