The Life She Left Behind

Mar 21st, 2016 Short Stories awalls 1 min read

Published in The Helix Magazine, Fall 2015 (Excerpt:) I stand at our favorite spot under the dogwood tree. There are day-old cigarette nubs piled underneath, but none of them are hers. I keep walking around to the edge of the cliff, searching for signs that Marie was here, but there’s not a single trace of her. For as long as I can remember, the sky has…

Liars and Cheaters

Jan 29th, 2016 Short Stories awalls 1 min read

Published in Halfway Down the Stairs (Excerpt:) Out of the second floor window, Alex climbs barefoot down the drainpipe in a dark alleyway with the ends of her black dress flapping upward from the wind, revealing her soft bare skin underneath. She’s a beautiful and fragile creature, her feet delicately wrapped on both sides of the pipe as she steps, one foot at a time, down…

Fú (Luck)

Jan 20th, 2016 Short Stories awalls 1 min read

Published in Drunk Monkeys Magazine (Excerpt:) Today of all days, the streetcar to Old Town ran more than an hour late. It was almost four o’clock by the time it stopped in front of Uncle Wu’s store at the southwest corner, where the Pearl ends and Chinatown begins. She could see him hanging up dried squid in the gold, octagon-shaped window, but today she didn’t have time…