Stories by
Ben Roth

My conversational ideal involves two chairs, burning wood, and a bottle. His: only screens and thumbs. So, no, we haven’t talked in a while.

Ben Roth’s fiction has been published by Flash, Blink-Ink, Sci Phi Journal, Aesthetics for Birds, Cuento Magazine, and 101 Words.

I anticipate the day I can tell my students I quit that website before they were born. It is not far off, those kids halfway to me already.

Ben Roth teaches writing and philosophy at Harvard.

So many illusions died that day on the overpass. Looking down on the passing cars, he realized that UPS trucks aren’t brown on top.

Ben Roth teaches writing and philosophy at Harvard.

I say, “It’s good, but it’s not like it’ll change my life or anything.”
She says, “I think maybe you misunderstand what a burrito is.”

Ben Roth teaches for the Harvard College Writing Program. He has a Ph.D. in philosophy.