Tag Short Stories

“Commencement” in The American Scholar

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.

Com­mence­ment” is set on the cam­pus of San Jose Col­lege of the Mind, which also fig­ured in “Some­body Up There Likes Me,” a short story that appeared in the Decem­ber 1994 issue of The Atlantic Monthly and is still avail­able for free online.

“Mountain People” in The American Scholar

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.

“Unrippable” in The American Scholar

Pub­lished in the Autumn, 2009 issue of The Amer­i­can Scholar. Avail­able for free on the magazine’s Web site.

“The Turnaround Is At Hand” in Esquire

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

“Somebody Up There Likes Me” in The Atlantic Monthly

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

This story isn’t included in my own col­lec­tions, but it did appear in the The O. Henry Prize Sto­ries, 1996.

“Every Good Boy Deserves Favor” in The Atlantic Monthly

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