A Story A Day: Month Twelve

For this month, I chose (kind of) at random stories from the Friday Flash Fiction series by Tin House, the “the singular lovechild of an eclectic literary journal and a beautiful glossy magazine” that got its start in 1999. I say ‘kind of’ because I scrolled through their list and chose any story that I came across. (This is serving two purposes – I do need some new flash fiction stories for the fiction course I teach.) As with the previous eleven months, I have no idea what these stories are about – the goal is simply to experience new writing. Feel free to read along!

  1. Sink Monkey” by Alyssa Proujansky
  2. Dance Dance Revolution” by Ben Jahn
  3. Hall of Hauntings” by Rebekah Berman
  4. As Close as We Dare” by Gwendolyn Paradice
  5. Swamps” by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa (translated by Ryan Choi)
  6. On August Eighteenth at Ten Thirty PM, Annie Otsuka Watched Her First Japanese Animated Film” by Elaine Hsieh Chou
  7. Conditions for Growing” by Beckie Dashiell
  8. Fantasy” by Tyler Meese
  9. Irreversible” by Mary Kate McGrath
  10. The Fourth Trimester” by Debbie Vance
  11. Origami” by Sabrina Helen Li
  12. L’Heure Bleue” by Susanne Lee
  13. Natural Order” by Elin Hawkinson
  14. Alien Hunters” by Dylan Brown
  15. A Brief Description of Mister Kuka” by Santian Vataj
  16. The Language of Space” by Danielle Stonehirsch (you’ll have to scroll down the page for this one)
  17. Predator Satiation” by Troy Farah
  18. The Salesman” by Emily Dezurick-Badran
  19. The Game” by Rachel Heng
  20. I’m Exaggerating” by Kate Wisel
  21. A Trip” by Claudia Ulloa Donoso (translated by Lily Meyer)
  22. from Fresh Fables for an Empty Stomach” by Pierre Bettencourt (translated by Edward Gauvin)
  23. Jean Wants” by Alyse Wexler
  24. Molting” by Sarah Marie Kosch
  25. Tacky Goblin” by T. Sean Steele
  26. Network” by Jake Rawdin
  27. Greetings From” by Melissa Amstutz
  28. For All of Human History” by Katie M. Flynn
  29. Jerry” by Miles Greaves
  30. Some Things About Typewriters” by Cindy Hunter Morgan
  31. He Was Trying to Say Something and He Couldn’t Get It Out” by Kaj Tanaka

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