Construction Literary Magazine

January 2017 Writers Respond

The Arts

Elevator
Fiction

Elevator

“‘I’m in the elevator with one other person,’ she said. One other person! As if Jonathan Franzen were just one other person!”

Alyosha the Jug
Fiction

Alyosha the Jug

“Alyoshka was small, gaunt, and lop-eared (they stuck out like wings), with a big nose. The kids teased: ‘Alyoshka’s got a nose like a misshapen potato.’”

After the Rapture
Fiction

After the Rapture

“Ain’t much of a job. You forget, I wasn’t hired by no church. The First Church of the Eternal Rapture is my own creation. I don’t receive no salary. I live on donations.”

 

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