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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 […]

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 […]

I Heard The Bang by Nick Gerrard

Photo by Laura Kiselevach   ‘I Heard The Bang’ by Nick Gerrard   I pushed my way from the plane and took a taxi to Long Street. Big Mamma’s bar was empty in the early afternoon; I sat on a high stool at the wooden bar and savored a long one. Si bounced in with […]

Wild Horses by Howard Cunnell

Photo by Laura Kiselevach   ‘Wild Horses’ by Howard Cunnell   I leave Puerto Angel. In a shack in San Augustinillo a red-faced white man with straw-coloured hair sells me a beer. He wears an ugly green mesh cap and is bare chested and tattooed with swastikas and snakes. I try not to look at […]