Short Stories

Lizard Person

“First of all, we prefer Reptile American, not lizard person,” said Liz, the lizard person. Bill from BuzzFeed jotted this down in his overpriced Moleskine. He couldn't believe it – here he was in this mom-and-pop diner at midnight, interviewing a real-life lizard person! The puppetmaster behind the strings of the…


mom's secret

NOTE: the following is a work of fiction. don't @ me I learnt through Facebook that mom died last week. Sure enough, there was an email I'd missed from a lawyer about her will. (I don't check email often, the pile of messages gives me anxiety, so I put it off,…


Mr. Sacks

What part of “ezam a ni eud emit revo dna” don't you understand? Bloody hell, none of my so-called "peers" get it. The subject we've been interviewing – one Mr. Sacks institutionalized at Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry – was not speaking some hitherto unknown language to humanity. It's simply English,…


The Lamps

“Before I die...” I said, coughing up blood, “...I want you to know: you're a big doody pants and your hair smells funny.” “No YOU smell funny!” Andrea made a mock pout. “And stupid!” “I smell funny and stupid?” I said, wiping the ketchup off my chin, “How can I…


The Caterpillars

“Is this... just one long setup for a 'Monarch Butterfly' pun?” “Jun-mo, I know my report may be hard to believe...” “You don't fucking say!” “Which is why I brought a few specimens with me today.” “... Holy dick.” Field Log of Kim Seo-Yun [Day 430] One observes many strange things…