map Macro-Fiction Archives

The Dentist

Issue No. 14 ~ July, 1998

“You can rinse now.” He lost count of how many times he had said this to patients, but no matter the number, he got a vicarious pleasure from the smile of relief on their faces. If only there was such a phrase for his life, …

In The Cards

Issue No. 13 ~ June, 1998

Outside, the rain had just stopped. The suitcase at Feller’s feet had one-thousand dollars in it. No one in the bus station could tell from looking that the boxy case held his future in neatly wrapped and stacked twenty-dollar bills. He was wearing his best …

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.

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.

The Road Home

Issue No. 11 ~ April, 1998

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

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 …

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 …

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 …