These Are the People Who Work /After losing his father and his job, an unemployed writer courts self-destruction with his girlfriend and his life.
Dry Wind /Manipulated by Hollywood promises, an indebted editor, working on a pop star video, suffers blinding headaches, red eyes, and debilitating depression;and is sent on a fool’s errand to take stolen money to an old woman in San Angelo, Texas; confronting tragedy, memory and love's delusions.
A married woman renovates her love life while renovating her kitchen in Day of the Deltoid. Day of the Deltoid (PDF)
The Bright Shop (PDF LINK) A European refugee designs a new life in 1960s Los Angeles only to see it crumble, near the Pacific, on the edge of a new decade.
Colton Banning is back. He is living, near the Venice canals, in a messy house full of conflicted characters. Surrounded by dirt, disorder and self-absorption, he is lusted after by an older woman and taken into a poet’s suffering. Journal of American Progress (PDF)
A young, poor athlete moves from the desert to Santa Monica, attempts to pull his own life up from the depths, and becomes involved with a rich woman, her ex-husband, and a sex tape. Somebodies and Nobodies (PDF LINK)
An interior designer in LA moves to Chicago to seduce a colleague’s client and destroy his rival’s work. Lush Life by Andy Hurvitz Lush Life (PDF LINK)
A young retail sales clerk, in a dead-end job, idolizes a mysterious man with a past in this atmospheric tale of angst, loss and dread in the San Fernando Valley. Something to Live For by Andy Hurvitz (PDF)
A thug taunts a neighbor in this strange story of violence in LA and the Armenian genocide. A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing (LINK) Photo by Gilda Davidian
Photo by Lucas Allen/Real Simple Mr Picky (PDF)