Tag Short Stories

“Commencement,” a short story

Pub­lished in the Sum­mer, 2013 issue of The Amer­i­can Scholar, this short story was edited by the magazine’s fic­tion edi­tor Sudip Bose and is avail­able for free on their site.

“Mountain People,” a short story

Pub­lished in July, 2011 by The Amer­i­can Scholar as a Web exclu­sive. The piece was edited by the magazine’s fic­tion edi­tor, Sudip Bose, and is avail­able 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. Avail­able for free on the magazine’s Web site.

I wrote this piece, off and on, through­out 2007. The Amer­i­can Scholar bought it in the sum­mer or fall of 2008. When it came out, I did an online inter­view with 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.