Stories from
August, 2010

My mother cried when the bottom fell out of our bathtub, saying a bathtub without a bottom’s like a house without a family – empty, dry.

Gavin McCall spent most of his life either studying or teaching writing in Hawaii, but he’ll soon move to California to do both.

The end, finally. Finally. He dropped his pack, spat a mouthful of blood on the sand, and hoped to hell this time he wouldn’t be saved.

Manya Lisse did NOT need another source of procrastination.

Some condemned her for seeming unfeeling, but she refused to wallow in victimhood. That would be like letting him do it over and over again.

Merton Sussex is a Minneapolis-based copywriter, and a writer/editor at He loves his wife, and his dogs.