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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 […]

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 […]

Roadside Fiction Issue 8

Cover photo by Susie Sweetland   Roadside Fiction – Issue Eight- Summer 2014 Welcome to Issue 8! This is a special issue because it coincides with the launch of our first book Back to the Gaff by John P Brady. You can expect nothing less than the usual standard of scandal, outrageous narrative and immediate […]

Roadside Fiction Issue 8 Credits

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