Short stories by Danielle Evans

Danielle Evans is the author of the story collection Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, winner of the PEN American Robert W. Bingham Prize, the Hurston-Wright award for fiction, and the Paterson Prize for Fiction, and an honorable mention for the PEN/Hemingway award. She is a 2011 National Book Foundation 5 under 35 honoree and a 2020 National Endowment for the Arts fellow. Her work has appeared in magazines including The Paris Review, A Public Space, American Short Fiction, Callaloo, The Sewanee Review, and Phoebe, and has been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories 2008, 2010, 2017, and 2018, and in New Stories From The South. Her second collection, The Office of Historical Corrections, is forthcoming from Riverhead Books. She received an MFA in fiction from the Iowa Writers Workshop, has taught creative writing at American University in Washington DC and the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and now teaches in The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University.

Listing 4 stories.

When a picture of a college freshman in a Confederate flag bikini begins circulating online, the teenager must decide whether to shrug off the backlash or face the consequences of her own actions.

After a groom leaves town the night before his wedding, the bride-to-be embarks on a road trip, only to find him with one of her absentee fiancé's female friends.

An Iraq soldier who struggles with PTSD is discharged and begins to babysit his ex-girlfriend’s daughter. When he pretends to be the young girl's father to win the girl tickets to a performance, his secret becomes difficult to keep.

A young Black girl tags along with her best friend to club in the city, and the two of them lose their virginities.