Tag Fiction

“Commencement,” a short story

Pub­lished in the Sum­mer, 2013 issue of The Amer­i­can Scholar. Avail­able to read for free on their site.

“Mountain People,” a short story

Pub­lished in July, 2011 by The Amer­i­can Scholar as a Web exclu­sive. Avail­able to read for free on their site.

“Every Good Boy Deserves Favor,” an old short story

Pub­lished in the Decem­ber, 1993, issue of The Atlantic Monthly and still avail­able for free on the magazine’s Web site.

This story later appeared in my short story col­lec­tion Make Me Work.

“Somebody Up There Likes Me,” an old short story

Pub­lished in the Decem­ber, 1994, issue of The Atlantic Monthly and still avail­able for free on the magazine’s Web site.

Some­body Up There Likes Me” later appeared in the The O. Henry Prize Sto­ries, 1996.

“Unrippable,” a short story

Pub­lished in the Autumn, 2009 issue of The Amer­i­can Scholar, “Unrip­pable” is avail­able to read for free on the magazine’s Web site.

When the piece appeared, I did an online inter­view with the magazine’s edi­to­r­ial assis­tant Vanessa Schipani.

“The Turnaround Is At Hand,” a short story

Pub­lished in the Sep­tem­ber, 2007, issue of Esquire (actor Sean Penn on the cover). Avail­able for free on the magazine’s Web site.