map Macro-Fiction Archives

The Ferry

Issue No. 224 ~ January, 2016

No, no. Nothing like that, I tell her.   She wants to know if she can catch it. Like her proximity has earned her danger points.   Think of it like this, I say. There’s …

Heat

Issue No. 223 ~ December, 2015

There were two couples. Harvey, who was middle-aged, and his thirty year-old wife, short, plump Christobel; and Kees and Chloe who were about Christobel’s age. Harvey was a writer, still physically fit for his age, …

Miracle Lost

Issue No. 223 ~ December, 2015

I’m elbow deep in frozen entrees when Jenny walks into the Food-Mart. As I lean in, the cold air freezes my breath. My employee nametag taps against the glass as I set the last two …

Thunder, Perfect Mind

Issue No. 223 ~ December, 2015

After the lights go out and the tornadoes rip through, the rain lashes the windows, the sirens wale sporadically and the radio mumbles news of funnel clouds, overturned penitentiary buses, jackknifed semis, and roads blocked …

Sex and Sister Margaret

Issue No. 223 ~ December, 2015

I was propelled into debauchery at the Piggly Wiggly. It was the accident that started it all; crashing into a woman’s cart as I recklessly raced mine around an end cap of the cereal aisle. …

Airplane Silence

Issue No. 222 ~ November, 2015

“First world problems kiddo,” Dad teases when I complain about my braces as we pull into the school driveway one morning. “I bet Marilyn Monroe had braces at sixteen too. She had the most perfect …

The Importance of Rain

Issue No. 222 ~ November, 2015

She moved through the rain like she was a veteran in the Russian ballet, with the smooth sway of her arms at her sides and her delicate and confident steps amidst the forming puddles. She …

Diner

Issue No. 222 ~ November, 2015

The bus jolted across the dirt shoulder and skidded to a halt on the blacktop outside the diner where it sat expectantly while the dust caught up in the wheel wells drifted by and settled. …

The Missing Life

Issue No. 222 ~ November, 2015

The yellow light filtered through the shabby red curtains casting a dirty orange glow. The colour didn’t suit the faded green wallpaper. The upper edges of the wallpaper were peeling away, exposing the black mold …

Undertow

Issue No. 221 ~ October, 2015

They reached the place they started from, the entrance to Renske Hall, and Moira had no reason anymore not to go back to her car. Ryan wasn’t much like the person she remembered. He seemed …