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Stories from best fiction magazines and podcasts.

That's Democracy by Louis Kornfeld  


12 min    Play

A teacher gives his students a lesson about democracy that they'll never forget.

Tape Delay by Jonathan Mitchell  


15 min    Play

A man accidentally records a phone conversation with a woman who he's about to go on a date with.

The Paper Menagerie by Ken Liu  


49 min    Play

An immigrant mother is eager to bond with her American-born son. She creates a magical menagerie of paper animals that symbolize their lives together.

Zilal and the Many-Folded Puzzle Ship by Charlotte Ashley  


35 min    Play

An intricately built boat can be reconfigured in many different ways.

The Spice Portrait by J.M. Evenson  

Science Fiction

32 min    Play

This is a dark, brutal and painful story that encapsulates the love and sacrifice we are willing to give to our children.

Mrs. Perez by Oscar Casares  


45 min    Play

Strength discovered in loss is a main theme as we learn of a burglary that strips a woman of her most prized possession.