Short Stories

  • Russian Roller-Coaster

    They say: you made up the everywhere God or read it in books. But actually they think I’m an idiot and made it up so I could tell them about it. How clever. But how am I making it up when I take the phone and there’s God and he hears me?

  • What We Talk About When We Talk About a Couple of Carver's Short Stories

    Yesterday I got roasted for a Comedy Central program that will air on Labor Day. Naturally, that made me think of Raymond Carver, the American short story writer who's regarded as one of the masters of the form, even though he isn't all that funny.

  • Three Gangster Fables

    Three tales of criminal chaos.

  • Six Stories

    Gangemi is the author of The Volcanoes From Puebla, a criminally underappreciated title that critics like to label “transfiction” when really it’s just a damn good book.

  • Two Stories

    Mike Sacks has written for Vanity Fair, Esquire, GQ, The New Yorker, Time, McSweeney’s, Radar, MAD, New York Observer, Premiere, Believer, Maxim, and Salon.

  • Two Really Short Stories

    Jenny went to the pool to pick up her mother who was very excited and the first thing she said was, “I just swam with a dead guy!”