03/17/2014 - 3:48pm

“Dr. AC’s Hidden House of Horrors”

by Darren Callahan

Aaron Christensen

To every North American horror fan’s excitement, book editor, actor, and HorrorHound columnist Aaron Christensen (also known as “Dr. AC) has just released a collection of essays about obscure, treasured, and forgotten horror movies.  Featuring 101 authors,...

03/11/2014 - 6:17pm

The Ravine

by Nona Caspers

The Ravine

A hunting she will go,
A hunting she will go,
Hi, ho, the derry oh, a hunting she will go.


I woke up at six o’clock on Saturday and decided I would hunt.  I pulled on my jeans, T-shirt and old...

03/01/2014 - 11:34am

New video for Action Fiction! story "A Concise History of the Heavens"

We've got a new video for Benjamin Wachs' story "A Concise History of the Heavens," originally performed at Action Fiction! by Andie Grace. 

Take a look!


01/30/2014 - 5:15pm

Check out this video for "A Guide to Bars and Nightlife in the Sacred City!"

Omnibucket co-producer Benjamin Wachs' first collection of short stories has just been released:  "A Guide to Bars and Nightlife in the Sacred City"!

It's available here, and the...

08/16/2013 - 1:23am


by Maxine Chernoff

An aversion to Viennese music, the type she heard in her youth at the great amusement park by the dying green river, where all the swallows nested nearly on top of one another under a bridge and scared her with their dense blackness. Why it was the pipes of the organ...

08/01/2013 - 12:10pm

Nearly Pregnant

by Simon Rogghe

ARS 2 (by Dave Senecal)

I was nearly pregnant – with child by a hair’s breadth. I remember it vividly. It nearly happened in Paris. Had my boyfriend been French, he would have used the past subjunctive to describe the event: I could have been pregnant. He couldn’t. He was Spanish. I suppose he...

07/30/2013 - 11:59am


by Marco Lean

Dulcinea Abbreviata (Dave Senecal)

Lorraine arrived at the beach.  She had come to the end of Denman Street.  In the distance, the violence of the dying sun had left the waterline covered in purple scratches.  The soil and grass around her had the earthy smell of beets.  Lorraine passed the first Izakayan...

07/26/2013 - 6:03pm

Sign Here

by Megan Enright

Der Frohlich Hause (by Dave Senecal)

It was nearing dusk last Tuesday when I signed the lease on my new apartment.

Light still streamed through the generous sized Victorian windows of the commercial unit, advertised as a live/work apartment, poised above the infamous Grant Avenue of North Beach. The...

07/26/2013 - 5:55pm

Check out this review of Action Fiction!

Fiction Badass

We started "Action Fiction!", in conjunction with The San Francisco Writers Community and Fiction365, a year-and-a-half ago, and candidly no one is more surprised than us that it's turned out to be this good.  

We know it would be good - don't get us wrong - but...

07/22/2013 - 3:21am

What "Big Data" doesn't understand about literature could fill a book that it would never read

by Benjamin Wachs

Hey, remember how the internet was going to end racism?  How the digital revolution would close the gaps between the haves and have-nots?  Maybe eliminate money altogether?

Remember that?

It’s cute when little children assign their toys superpowers.  It’s...