Short stories published in Fiction International

Listing 4 stories.

In the deserts of New Mexico, a man living alone briefly opens his home to two strays from a passing motorcycle group, one of which is nursing a mortal wound.

On his thirteenth birthday, a boy on the edge of puberty climbs the high dive at the public pool for the first time. At the top, he feels as if he can stop time and see the entire world laid out before him — but eventually he must jump.

A man ponders about his relationship with a stray cat that pays regular visits to his house and seems to have a secret life outside. One day, the cat goes missing, causing the man to worry.

After a ten-year-old boy accidentally kills his friend in 1970s Massachusetts, his father's decision to frame an innocent man unleashes a storm he could never have expected. But why did he lie, and whose fault is it?