Fiction

  • I Got a Lesson in Gender Equality at a Romance Writers' Conference

    I'd promised my editor a funny piece about the people who write and read romantic fiction, but what I found wasn't a joke.

  • New Zealand Just Banned a Book for the First Time in 22 Years

    'Into the River' has been banned because of its depiction of drug use and underage sex. But author Ted Dawe feels it's a worrying example of the power of the country's conservative agenda.

  • Fan Fiction Is the Sexual Education I Gave Myself

    When I was 13, pretty much everything I knew about sex was from fan fiction. And from what I could tell, it was awesome.

  • Two Stories from ‘Mirages of the Mind’

    You too must really think that I'm strange. If, through some miracle, I stop talking about prostitutes, then I start talking about good-looking young boys! Sir, what can I do? I can only tell the stories that these sinful eyes have seen.

  • Three Love Stories

    "Have you done this before?" says the man in the hotel room. Before she can speak, taking his answer from her face, he says, "How many times?"

  • Five Very Short Stories by Diane Williams

    Diane Williams is the author of seven story collections, most recently Vicky Swanky Is a Beauty. Read the five pieces of micro-fiction she wrote for VICE's latest fiction issue.

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