God lives in the desert, the old man told him.
How do you know?
Old man squints to the dust horizon.
I met him there. He was unhappy.

Derek Dexheimer (@dex3703) lives in Seattle. His book’s second draft will be done by Christmas, he hopes.

He followed at idle, passenger door open. Her heels clacked on the icy sidewalk. He put the ring away, out of questions.

Derek Dexheimer (@dex3703) lives in Seattle. His book’s second draft will be done by Christmas, he hopes.

All his life he built the tower of jewels. In the end it disappointed him, and he gave it to his slaves. But we are hungry, they said.

Derek Dexheimer (@dex3703) lives in Seattle. His book’s second draft will be done by Christmas, he hopes.

 

This month of Nanoism is brought to you by Derek Dexheimer (@dex3703) with four stories appearing on Wednesdays.

I waited for you to break my heart, but you never would. So we grew together, mold between bread slices of inhale/exhale; ingest/excrete.

Evan Anderson lives and writes in a bowl of a city surrounded by swamps and brimming with stories and music.

The fact that you’ve had the hotline number memorized for the past two weeks probably means you’re not being melodramatic.

R. Gatwood is concise.

That night was an envelope I didn’t open. You wriggled through the back door, got married and died before I had the chance to say hello.

@JasonAbbate lives somewhere on the east coast. He is fascinated by the presence and absence of narratives and realities.

The paramedics sent her last text: itsyours.

Adam Dwyer lives in Toronto with a girl and two cats, and shares a birthday with Mickey Spillane.

There was a disagreement. She blamed it on the alcohol, he blamed the fact that she called. Now they had to agree on a name.

Adam Christopher (@bitesizedAC) is a writer who’s never have the good fortune of being mistaken for successful or clever.

The old man frowns at the encyclopedia and swipes neatly with a pen. A thousand miles away, an obscure mountain top abruptly grows ten feet.

Daniel Galef (@DanielGalef) makes emends.