Category Archives: Roadside Fiction Issue Nine

Vengeance by James Valvis

Photo by Susie Sweetland   ‘Vengeance’ by James Valvis   He didn’t want to do it with her anymore. He didn’t like the way she was twirling her fingers in his chest hair.  It wasn’t sexy.  It was repulsive. She didn’t look good.  He was used to skinny girls.  She was too heavy.  Her legs, […]

Roadside Fiction Issue Nine

Cover photo by Susie Sweetland   Roadside Fiction – Issue Nine- Winter 2015   Short Stories Marble City Sunshine by John Traynor Before the Ink is Dry by Michael McGrath The Gentleman by Eleanor Levine Wild Horses by Howard Cunnell Something like Enlightenment by Jeff Suwak Pennies by Josh Rank Vengeance by James Valvis I […]

Roadside Fiction Issue Nine Credits

Photo by Susie Sweetland If you are a writer or photographer please view our submissions page. For advertising enquiries please contact: editor [at] roadsidefiction [dot] com We do not receive any income from subscriptions so please consider donating 3 Euros/Dollars to help us maintain this publication.   Please support our contributers by visiting their websites […]

Roadside Fiction IX Photos

Laura Kiselevach is a photographer and artist from New York City. Her work has been published in: MUZZLE, WILDE, QUICKEST FLIPEST, and, THE CASSEROLE.           Luca Calvani is an Italian living in Ireland. He leads a rock’n’roll Bukowski lifestyle. Leave a message here if you want to contact him.     […]

Before the Ink is Dry by Michael McGrath

Photo by Luca Calvani   ‘Before the Ink is Dry’ by Michael McGrath Treaty Stone. Arrow. Funny how the little clouds sit so close to the river. I wonder are they clouds or something from industry or maybe a shop or a bar. The water looks really pretty at this time of the morning with […]

The Gentleman by Eleanor Levine

Photo by Luca Calvani   ‘The Gentleman’ by Eleanor Levine   It was not the New York he had left. It was a New York with unreasonable rents; people were scum; people were getting laid off; people were dying of AIDS—the new strains. The city transformed into a cosmopolitan version of Staten Island, except that […]

Goodnight, Suzanne by J.A. Callan

Photo by Luca Calvani   ‘Goodnight, Suzanne’ by J.A. Callan   I can feel the warmth of the sunlight coming through the kitchen window. Suzanne’s hand is on mine. She is smiling. Her face is glowing, basking in the powerful yellow sunlight which illuminates the room. A stark contrast to the mascara-running mess she was […]

Marble City Sunshine by John Traynor

Photo by Luca Calvani   ‘Marble City Sunshine’ by John Traynor   They dropped the tabs and threw caution to turbulent beauty. Their LSD eyes, arose amid a day-glow city, gorgeously scary. “Let’s get out of the city. All these people are really eerie. They don’t understand. Life has become torture, most people are only […]

Pennies by Josh Rank

Photo by Laura Kiselevach   ‘Pennies’ by Josh Rank   The new grips on Ryan’s handlebars were soft.  Almost too soft.  He was biking down Main Street and the potholes lining the curb were forcing him further into the lane than he would like.  It hadn’t even been two weeks since the last time he […]

Something like Enlightenment by Jeff Suwak

Photo by Luca Calvani   ‘Something like Enlightenment’ by Jeff Suwak   That morning, Toby Wilson decided to go on a vision quest just like the Native American shamans of old used to do. After batting the idea for a weeks, the time had finally come. The only problem was that he didn’t know what […]