one page stories


summer 2010

Tyler Rinne (“Swamp Monsters Make Bad Housewives”) , a student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has previously been published in his school's Laurus magazine, where he recently won that periodical's Outstanding Fiction Award. In the summer of 2010, his collection of short plays, Ignorance is This, will premiere at the Community Players Theatre in Beatrice, Nebraska.

Jacob Uitti (“In Need Of Help”) lives and works in Seattle, but was born and raised in New Jersey (the state he has tattooed on his left forearm). In addition to writing, he plays in two bands around town (The Glass Notes, The Great Um) and maintains a web site ( Since moving to Seattle, he has learned much about microbrew beer and how to talk to people with a genuine interest. It was difficult. He'd like to thank Lauren B. Davis for looking over this piece and for publishing it.

Holly Day (“Drive-by”) is a mother of two, living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her poetry and fiction have recently appeared in Bottle, The MacGuffin, and The Long Islander.

Mira Martin-Parker (“Getting Rid of the Dogs”) works in an office. Mira Martin-Parker writes on her lunch break. Mira Martin-Parker is happy…

Christy Strick (“Hey Diddle Diddle”) is president and a founding member of WriterHouse, a nonprofit writing center in Charlottesville, Virginia. Her fiction has recently appeared in Pearl Magazine, the Delmarva Review, and Fast Forward: The Mix Tape, A Collection of Flash Fiction, Volume 3.She is currently at work on a collection of short stories and a novel.

Lisa McAllister (“Sipping a Coke”) is a native of Grand Rapids, MI who has been writing poetry and short stories for over 20 years. Her work has been featured in Blue Collar Review, Women Writers, and Gutter Eloquence, among others. She recently took first place in the 2010 Kent County Dyer Ives Poetry Awards and the 2010 On the Town/Festival of the Arts Literary Awards.*Lisa is married and the proud mother of 2 boys, Allen and William. She unfortunately works in the health insurance industry.

John Alexander Rowe (“Dead Flowers”) lives in New York City and works odd jobs. He recently graduated from City College of New York and is seeking regular employment.

Julia Phillips (“The Tree”) lives in New York and is graduating from Barnard College. Her stories have been published in Drunken Boat and Splinter Generation. Read more at

Marion Bastide(“I Saw You”” - Translated by Christy Shick) lives and writes in Mexico City where a collection of her stories, including “Te Ví” (“I Saw You”) were published in the anthology Malabares: Cuentos Para Desvelarse En Lunes in 2006.

Maggie Veness’s(“Reading the Cat”) short stories may be irreverent, quirky, cynical, poignant, or disturbingly raw, but they are always engaging. A tutor of short fiction writing, she lives and works in Coffs Harbour, on the beautiful north coast of NSW, Australia. Her award-winning fiction has been published in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia and New Zealand. A version of “Reading the Cat” is simultaneously published in Thema magazine.

Dave Wolf (“Alma On My Mind”) who can be blamed for many TV commercials, lives with his wife in San Carlos, California. His two Golden Retrievers walk him daily and have taught him to throw a ball, something he was not too skilled at in school. They patiently lie in wait while he works on a novel, A Murder Foretold, which he hopes will one day find a publisher and make him rich and famous.

Seth Fischer’s (“Paperclips”) writing has appeared in Guernica, Monkeybicycle, and Pank, has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and has won an honorable mention in The Glimmer Train Fiction Open. He is Sunday Editor at The Rumpus, and he’s the founding editor of The Splinter Generation. He lives in San Francisco and has a day job where he sits in a cubicle not too far from an albino alligator. He can be reached at

Jacqueline Doyle (“Benediction”) lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her creative nonfiction, lyric prose, and flash fiction have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous journals, including Flashquake, Glossolalia, SoMa Literary Review, SNReview, Lady Jane's Miscellany, River Poets Journal, Women’s Studies, and blossombones. Her interview with Dorothy Allison was recently published in Arroyo Literary Review. She teaches at California State University, East Bay.

Ami Sletteland (“Oh, That Charlie”) lives in Eugene, Oregon. She once taunted Rod Stewart and has stolen the shoes off of a dead man. You can read about her personal problems and more at

Audrey Lavin’s (“A Japanese Dog Story”) work has appeared in Yellow Medicine Review, The CEA Forum, College English, various E-Journals, The Journal of Popular Culture, Midstream, Romance Notes, Ocean, and Studies in English, as well as in journals in Russia, Spain, the Ukraine, and Chili. Right now she is hard at work trying to solve the latest murder in her Eloquent Blood, Eloquent Corpse, Eloquent-whatever-the third novel in the series will be named. Check out Audrey at her blog


issue no.2: winter 2009

Rachel McClain (“Up in Smoke”) is a freelance writer and mom living in Los Angeles. She has been published as a prizewinning author in Women on Writing. Her work has also appeared in Everyday Fiction, Fuselit, Tuesday Shorts (forthcoming), Mom Writer’s Literary Magazine, and in the Cup of Comfort volumes for Breast Cancer Survivors for Military Families and the forthcoming edition for Parents of Children with Special Needs. She blogs regularly at

Parker Dorris (“Baby Birds in Boxes”) lives and works in Austin, Texas. His short stories have appeared in Front & Centre, Grasslimb, and Word Riot where “Baby Birds in Boxes” is simultaneously published.

Tim Hall (“The Creeping Dread”) graduated from Paul D. Schreiber High School and completed his postgraduate work at Alcoholics Anonymous, divorce court, and with a number of licensed psychiatrists on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. He now lives outside Chicago where he has a blood pressure of 92 over 58 and a slightly underperforming pituitary gland. He has only had to call the police on a family member once. Website:

Ivan Faute (“1995”) lives in Chicago with two rat terriers. His work has been a finalist for the Calvino Prize and the World's Best Short Short Fiction Contest. He also writes longer prose and plays. His surreal drama "The Darling Children" was produced at The New York International Fringe Festival in 2008.

Jennifer Dorr (“Late Summer Flu”) is an MFA student at City College of New York and a mother. Her non-fiction has been published in The New York Times. Her poetry has been published in One Three Eight and Avatar Review.

David Macpherson (“Playing for the Eighth Time Today”) lives in Worcester with his wife Heather and son George. He is a co-editor of Ballard Street Poetry Journal. His work has appeared in numerous journals including: Everyday Fiction, Haggard and Halloo, Tiny Lights and November 3rd Club.

Elaine Chiew (“Hidden Lining”) lives in London, England. Her work has recently appeared in Bridport Prize Anthology 2008 (First Prize), Dzanc Books’ Best of the Web 2008, See You Next Tuesday: The Second Coming, Hobart (the Games Issue) and Alimentum (Issue 6). She blogs at

Amanda Nazario (“The Intercom”) stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Harpur Palate, Pindeldyboz, failbetter, New South, and elsewhere. She lives in New York, where she works as a dog walker, a writing tutor, and draws cartoons.

Mary J. Breen (“When the Blessed Virgin Wore Glasses”) is a writer and editor who lives in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. She has published two books about women's health as well as essays, articles, and short fiction.

Robert McGowan (“A Stranger to Them”) has published fiction, personal essay, and art criticism in a variety of prominent literary, nature, and art journals, including American Craft, American Forests, Art Papers, Blue Mesa Review, Connecticut Review, Dos Passos Review, The Fourth River, and South Dakota Review. His work as an artist is in numerous collections, including the American Art Museum, Smithsonian Institution. “A Stranger to Them” is part of a suite of flash and micro called Writing. He lives in Memphis.


premiere issue: fall 2007

Steven Allaback("Plovers") teaches at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His stories have appeared in Epoch, Prairie Schooner, North American Review, Gettysburg Review, South Dakota Quarterly, Greensboro Review, and other magazines.

Daniel A. Olivas ("Mateo") is the author of five books including Devil Talk: Stories (Bilingual Press). He is the editor of Latinos in Lotusland: Anthology of Contemporary Southern California Literature, forthcoming in late 2007. His writing has been widely anthologized and has appeared in numerous publications including the Los Angeles Times, El Paso Times, The Jewish Journal, THEMA, and Exquisite Corpse. Website:

J. Lynn Laughlin ("Passed On") holds an MFA from Queens University of Charlotte and teaches at Old Dominion University and Tidewater Community College. Her stories have appeared in StorySouth, Hobart, and Hiss Quarterly.

Christy Shick ("Monarch Migration") is the founder and editor of She teaches writing and literature at the City College of New York, and her stories have been published in a handful of small presses over the years, from Bottomfish (1994) to Antagonists (2005). She is currently writing a memoir.

Vanessa Gebbie ("Pavel's Grey Painting") is a journalist, editor, teacher and has won many awards for her fiction. Her debut collection is forthcoming in 2008 through Salt Publishing of Cambridge, UK. The opening of her novel in progress won The Daily Telegraph Novel Competition in May 2007. Her website is here: and her blog is here:

Tyson Ward ("An Episode [Montreal in January]") , a native Californian, lives and works in Washington Heights, teaching poetry and composition part-time at The City College of New York. This site is one of the first places his work has appeared.

Richard Waldinger ("The Tenth Hour") is a California artificial intelligence researcher. He has written erotic fiction that was published in both English and Italian. An aikido and yoga student, Richard roasts his own coffee, bakes cookies, and serves them at work every Tuesday and Thursday: .

John Kofron ("Locomotive") listened to 30 freight trains a day while studying English and Humanities at Northern Arizona University. He received his M.A. from City College of New York, where he now teaches English and Humanities.

Liesl Jobson ("Pickle") is a freelance bassoon and contrabassoon player with the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra. Her collection of flash fiction 100 Papers, which won the Ernst van Heerden Literary Award from the University of the Witwatersrand will be published by Botsotso in November this year.

Sarah Beck ("Oranges") grew up in Poway, California, a town outside of San Diego. She now writes and teaches in New York City.

Lynn Dion ("Whistler") is a freelance writer and editor based in New York. Her work has appeared in The Forward, Humanistic Judaism, and publications of The YIVO Institute. She is also an instructor in psychology at The City College of New York.

Kate Gendreau ("Adventures in Internet Dating: Rolf") grew up in the Boston area and holds a BA in English from McGill University in Montreal. She currently lives in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

Carl Eugene Moore ("Where Something Might Happen") is a native of Newberry, South Carolina, working in the Information Technology industry since 1986. He holds four business degrees including MBAs in Accounting & Finance and Healthcare Management. He is on the South Carolina Approved Artists Roster in Literature, and is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at Queen's University in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Ruben Rangel ("My Tio Ruben Drives en Chinga to Nowhere") : chicano farmworker poet, union organizer educator. website: or Birthday and anniversary cakes should be emblazoned with confectionary haiku, such as 'animo, raza' or 'empathy not anger' or any snippets from the diary of Che Guevarra that might also easily fit on a t-shirt.