account_circle by Mark Crimmins
Mark Crimmins's short stories have been published in Confrontation, Cha, Trainless Magazine, Apalachee Review, Chicago Quarterly Review, Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, Kyoto Journal, Del Sol Review, Eclectica, Penmen Review, Split Rock Review, Prick of the Spindle, Columbia, Tampa Review, Cortland Review, Queen's Quarterly, Ellipsis, Del Sol Review, Microliterature, ad Pif Magazine. His flash fictions have been published in Eunoia Review, Happy, White Rabbit, Spelk, Dogzplot, Apocrypha & Abstractions, Atticus Review, Gravel, Restless Magazine, and Flash: the International Short Short Story Magazine. He teaches English at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen.


What Every Man Needs

Issue No. 257 ~ October, 2018

She catches me among the Penguins and the Puffins. A nondescript lady in a black jacket, a long black skirt, and a small black straw Panama hat. She stands uncomfortably close to me as I scan the discount tables. Her glasses have thick dark frames …


No Time Hath She

Issue No. 228 ~ May, 2016

Jim Walsh says he has all this stuff to do in town and do I want to go with him, so I tag along. We go to the bank. The post office. Taco Time. After we’ve eaten our burritos he says he needs to stop …


Issue No. 220 ~ September, 2015

People keep telling you you look exactly like this other person. You realize you must be pretty similar when strangers start walking up to you and continuing conversations you've never had. I’ve been thinking about what you said the other day.

Riding the Rails

Issue No. 207 ~ August, 2014

He walks an extra kilometer in the minus thirty air to use Spadina Station’s Lowther Road entrance and celebrate his fiftieth birthday.