pages Micro-Fiction Archives


Issue No. 188 ~ January, 2013

He wondered how far the trail went. He was out where he had never been, where the tall marsh grass grew up everywhere and the pines stood behind the marsh on the ridge.

My Russian Roommate

Issue No. 187 ~ December, 2012

When I return to the room, she is in bed. I slip under my ivory quilt and switch off the light. My stomach growls for food. In order to avoid the Russian, I spent the entire evening across the street at a friend’s place.

Any Filling Station

Issue No. 187 ~ December, 2012

The guy's left leg kind of wiggling while he scratched. Didn't seem like a nervous wiggle or a wiggle because of pain, just a wiggle, just something the guy did.


Issue No. 185 ~ October, 2012

It is not for me to explain how a person turns into an object, a thing; it happens

New Neighbor

Issue No. 184 ~ September, 2012

A complete stranger had recently made an unwanted entrance into his mother’s life...

Love Consumed Him

Issue No. 183 ~ August, 2012

“I warned you not to let yourself get pregnant,” Mary Louise Atkins said as she wedged her stout frame behind the furred steering wheel of her Subaru. “God never meant for an Atkins man to be a daddy."