Mendicant Bookworks is proud to present literary short fiction from a stable of brilliant, established small press writers. These unplucked gems have collectively spent decades publishing at the margins in a small press world that is, only now, reaching a wider international audience.
The stories themselves are both human and approachable -- stories that run the gamut: sometimes funny, sometimes dark, always well-rendered with casts of hard-scrabble misfits, dreamers, and madmen. At Mendicant Bookworks we are proud to publish stories that bring us closer to the world, to each other, and closer to ourselves.
Brilliantly showcasing one of the lone, remaining adolescent rites-of-passage -- a boy's first beer -- "Midnight Baseball" chronicles a fathers-and-sons fishing trip that quickly devolves into cards and drunken revelry.
Mendicant Bookworks presents literary short fiction by Bob Pajich.
The moral and spiritual complexity of academia comes to bear as a "lost generation" of educators pursue an attractive colleague across a spate of conferences.
Mendicant Bookworks presents literary short fiction by Gerald Locklin.
A motor-mouthed cabbie knocks a few back while extolling the vices and virtues of life driving graveyard in Albany--much to a barkeep's chagrin.
Mendicant Bookworks presents literary short fiction by Alan Catlin.
Mendicant Bookworks presents "When We" a series of three interlocked poetic-chains about a father and son, how they break and recombine, how their relationship is imagined and re-imagined, and how they are one -- no matter when. More fine experimental short fiction from J.A. Tyler.