Tag: PEN America
We Wear the MaskOctober 2014
The writer on coming of age in dichotomous Baltimore and being warned against writing about race.
Raimondo Cortese: Dream Life of ButterfliesApril 2014
Flash Fiction: I soon made a decision to stop studying. My real life began after class.
Hideo Furukawa: A Dispatch from the Monkey PlanetApril 2014
Flash Fiction: An outside had never existed before! Does that mean where I am now is inside?
Kaitlyn Greenidge: Axe WoundApril 2014
He wanted words to mean one thing. His cheeks burned. He knew this was a stupid wish.
Sung J. Woo: 1950February 2014
What kind of a war was this, anyway? All we did was move from our house to a stranger’s house, then one after another.
Scott Cheshire: RapportSeptember 2013
No need for physical pain. Abandonment, helplessness, let a man feel these, and it’s more than enough.
Reginald Dwayne Betts: Travellin’ ManJune 2013
His father taught him to crave brown liquor.
Earl Lovelace: A Story in Which I Look GoodMay 2013
Flash Fiction: If he feels pushed, he will turn into a bull, a storm.
Vaddey Ratner: The Cripple’s Last DanceApril 2013
Flash Fiction: Dossier No. X recovered from Interrogation Cell B of Sala-XX
Ru Freeman: SiegeApril 2013
Flash Fiction: The gun empties. He returns.
Randa Jarrar: A SailorApril 2013
Flash Fiction: Her husband wants to know what she had in common with the Turkish sailor.