Short Stories

Fiction from Issue 92

Hymn to the Blessed Mother

By Shūsaku Endō

Rock, Paper, Scissors

By Maxim Osipov

Fiction from the Archive

Padre Nuestro

By Rubén Degollado

The Promised Land

By Elizabeth Altomonte


By Farrell O'Gorman

Ex Cathedra

By John Biguenet


By Valerie Sayers


By Gina Ochsner

Freak of Nature

By Valerie Sayers

The Broom

By Yossel Birstein

A Fairly Decent Man

By Charles Turner

The Hippocratic Oath

By Elizabeth Smither

The Vermilion Saint

By A.N. Muia

Safari Supper

By Tom Noyes


By Scott Russell Sanders

Tidal Wave

By Valerie Sayers

The Dervish and the Mermaid

By Hamid Ismailov


By Walter Wangerin Jr.

Looking Good

By Susanna Childress

The Vermin Episode

By Jacob M. Appel

Pelagia, Holy Fool

By Melissa Pritchard

The Ladder

By Mika Seifert

The Kind that Heals

By Jessica Murphy Moo

The Sparrow

By Ron Hansen

The Art Student

By Charles Turner

The Wedding Season

By Maureen McGranaghan

Give Dust a Tongue

By John F. Deane

Jesus Called

By Michael Morris

The Three Kings

By Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen

Stuck in Crafts

By Thea Swanson

La Pulchra Nota

By Molly McNett
Awarded a 2015 Pushcart Prize


By Tony Woodlief


By Lindsey Griffin

And Not as a Stranger

By Lucy Warner

Fighting Fish

By Samuel Thomas Martin

In the Clear

By Christopher David Hall


By James Calvin Schaap

The Neighbor

By Mary Gordon

That Old Dog

By Larry Woiwode

Ordinary Ghosts

By Christian Michener

Pavane for a Dead Princess

By Graham Hillard

Zero Gains

By Bonnie Nadzam

Ends of the Earth

By Charles Turner


By Paula Huston

A Girl I Really Knew

By Bryce Taylor

Ideal Marriage

By Janet Peery


By Erin McGraw

The Spif

By Mary Burns

A Viewing Party

By Shannon Skelton


By Torgny Lindgren

The Weight of Fire

By Diane Glancy

A Map of the Watershed

By Nathan Poole


By Elizabeth Tarver


By Elizabeth Smither

Sticking the Landing

By Tim Farringtonn

St. John

By Peter Levine

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