Short Stories



Behold: the augmented reality-enabled, government-mandated end of racism.
Russell Nichols

'Home Remedies' Is About the Bizarre Experience of Growing Up in Rapid Globalization

In Xuan Juliana Wang's first collection of short stories, she explores what it's like to be young and curious as the world changes around you.
Maggie Lange
extreme halloweening

Gorillaz Wrote Us a Bunch of Scary Stories for Halloween

"In Japan, we have weasel monsters with claws so sharp that you don't even know you've been cut until you realise bits are in the wrong place."

There's No Such Thing As a Quantum Bomb

In the future, teleportation is real. Unfortunately, so are transit snarls.
Tal M. Klein
the vice reader

Read These Surreal Short Stories About a Talking Hyena and an Assassination Attempt

'The Complete Stories of Leonora Carrington' shows the writer at the height of her fantastical, macabre powers.
Leonora Carrington
the vice reader

​Read the First Story from Kathleen Collins's Brilliant 'Whatever Happened to Interracial Love?'

The nearly lost collection of stories by the celebrated filmmaker Kathleen Collins is really, really good.
Kathleen Collins

The Author Behind ‘Arrival’, the Sci-Fi Movie of the Year

Ted Chiang is about to invade your mind.
Matthew Giles
the vice reader

'Virgin and Other Stories' Is a Brilliant Book About Sex and God in the South

We caught up with debut author April Ayers Lawson to talk about her beautifully disturbing new collection of stories.
David Gordon
The VICE Guide to Right Now

J. K. Rowling Was Just Kidding About Not Writing Anymore Harry Potter Books

The author is coming out with three new short stories set in the wizarding world this September.
VICE Staff
The We Missed You Issue

We Talked to Author Helen Oyeyemi About Lost Keys, Nomadic Life, and Her Latest Book

Broadly speaks with prolific author Helen Oyeyemi about her new short story collection, 'What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours.' Despite publishing her seventh book, Oyeyemi insists she's "still very much learning on the job."
Lauren Oyler
the vice reader

Read a Story from Mona Awad's '13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl'

"The von Furstenberg and I" is a story about a woman's relationship with a tiny, expensive dress from Mona Awad's debut story collection.
Mona Awad

Brian Evenson’s Writing Is as Brutal as It Is Beautiful

Evenson's universe of psycho-cerebral horror is so unsettling that it has the ability to make something about the room in which you read him seem off.
Blake Butler