Stories

“A story is a way to say something that can’t be said any other way, and it takes every word in the story to say what the meaning is.”

Flannery O’Connor

The Last Cup | Fiction

The Last Cup | Fiction

It cannot speak to her, I must speak through it. I must say in a moment what I could not otherwise say in a lifetime and what I did not manage to say in the lifetime I shared with her. The process itself is the statement, the making of it. Every time my fingers touch...
Interview with SFK Author Sarah Jilek

Interview with SFK Author Sarah Jilek

Saint Catastrophe by Sarah Jilek What Do You Do When a Cult Kicks You Out? All Beth Riddle wanted was a family, but having failed to rescue her childhood friend from the clutches of a dangerous cult leader, the twenty-something graduate student must gather her own...
Permineralization | Fiction

Permineralization | Fiction

TW: relationship violence *** Permineralization (n): the process of fossilization involving deposits of mineral-rich groundwater seeping into the cracks of buried organisms and solidifying We find my fossils in Glen Rose, Texas. My team, a group composed of one...
Close | Fiction

Close | Fiction

The dream the man was having gave him the warm-fuzzies, the type of comfort that can only come from the things you love: a warm blanket, a favorite shirt or jeans, the feel of your child’s face between your hands. They were symbols of what was right in your world,...