skip navigation

The Drum

Issue 54. June 2015

STACEY RESNIKOFF Things in Boxes

download

When she and her partner pack up to move, a woman discovers she has brought to her new home more than just the objects she has boxed. Stacey Resnikoff's "Things in Boxes" is a tidy contemplation of what we own, what we collect, and what we discover as we move on.

about the author

smallshort fictionfamily

STEPHEN DORNEMAN Cold Winter

download

We can arm ourselves against cold and snow, but how do we defend against a family member's death? Stephen Dorneman's "Cold Winter" evokes the talismanic power of all our winter equipment and hints at precisely where it can fail to protect us.

about the author

smallshort fictionfamily

LOUISE HOUGHTON Bluebird

download

In "Bluebird," Louise Houghton explores the fraught relationship between two siblings, a younger sister and her older brother. This is sibling rivalry rendered with nuance and yielding to the author's curiosity and insight, set in the specifics of an English childhood.

about the author

smallessayfamilycrisis

LINDA CUTTING What Matters

download

A hospital fundraiser is the scene of a chance meeting in Linda Cutting's "What Matters". Ailments small and large spark a lighthearted flirtation that leads a man and a woman to connect.

about the author

smallshort fictioncomedy


theme: comedy

theme: crisis

theme: relationships

theme: family

genre: essay

novel excerpt

short fiction

under 10 min

under 20 min

under 30 min

under 40 min
ADVERTISE WITH THE DRUM
«
CLMP massmouth:works to renew the timeless art of storytelling in Massachusetts
»