Fiction

FIVE FOR BIKING

This is a familiar tale. A relatable one. One that involved you and the fellas going for a nice ride through the neighborhood, getting chased by a food cart cook, wheeling on over to a rooftop party and meeting a unicycle gang.

THINK LOVECRAFT WITHOUT THE WHITENESS

There’s a potential name for this kind of fiction: the New Weird. The term itself isn’t new at all by now; it’s been floating around since the early 2000s, and even then, the type of writing it described was not necessarily a novel departure from types of writing that came before, such as the New Wave of the 1960s or the horror fiction of the ’80s.

BURxN BABY, BURxN

Here, podcasters Brendan O’Hare and Cory Snearowski have crafted a soundscape that’s sort of in line with what you might expect from “Tim and Eric” or “I Think You Should Leave.” It’s great.

TODAY'S BEST SHORT STORY

In this sci-fi short, the world has solved many problems facing us today — digital privacy, climate change, scarcity — but the new ability to “skin” the world around you according to your own tastes has only made love more complicated.

TODAY'S BEST SHORT STORY

A viral video shows a terrorist promising holy war on America from inside the latest migrant caravan. It’s the story of the year — and in this future, that may be all that matters.

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