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!


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...

07/18/2013 - 4:34pm

Let's rename the kids!

by Cary Tennis

Grass and Wind (by Dave Senecal)

They were sitting in the Subaru on the side of the road and it was snowing. If you looked at the parents you could see that both of them had teeth that were crooked, and all of their children did as well.

What will we do?

I’ll go in and straighten them...

07/10/2013 - 12:48pm

Rules of Evidence

by St. John Campbell

The Promethean (by Dave Senecal)

I once knew a pro-domme who had all her prospective clients call an untraceable number that got forwarded to her business cell so that she could talk with them before agreeing to meet in person.

“I can tell,” she said, “instantly, from their opening words and the...

07/04/2013 - 1:13pm

They go to the Forest

by Benjamin Wachs

A Cold Wind (by Dave Senecal)

The trouble is, see, we keep losing all our poets to those there woods.  The nymphs and the dryads, they can’t get enough of them.  They tease them and torment them and sing to them, until it makes them mad with want, and well, that’s when they go.  Sort of like sirens,...

06/27/2013 - 11:21pm

Recursive Algorithm

by St. John Campbell

The Mechanical Institute (by Dave Senecal)

It took 10 years and 1.5 billion Euros to set up a fully simulated brain in a next generation supercomputer in Brussels – and that wouldn’t have been possible without over a billion in research funding from the American government and countless research grants from...