short story


by Ogbewe Amadin

‘Idara, you are not a witch, okay?!’ Mama said. ‘You are a kind and sweet little girl and when I’m done with you, you will be a strong, independent woman,’ she told me.

Jan 24, 2018 | interview

Immigrant Experiences in Fiction and Real Life: A Roundtable Discussion

by Julia Rios with Layla Al-Bedawi, Millie Ho, and Maya Kanwal

Humans have been moving from place to place for at least as long as we’ve recorded history, and every shifting experience creates a different story.

flash fiction

A Legal Alien

by Maya Kanwal

“At first, we put on our best American accents and got neat haircuts. We stopped speeding and started weeding, our exemplary flowerbeds proving the model citizens we were. Still, one of us had to go.”

A sketch of buildings in Beirut


Thunderstorm in Glasgow, July 25, 2013

by Amal El-Mohtar, illustrated by Molly Crabapple

Rattle my heart, four-chambered sound...

A young woman hides behind a mask. Behind her, rows of creepy, perfect-looking dudes leer at her. One is smiling extra-creepily.

short story


by Millie Ho

Hehua was wholeheartedly herself, and I loved that about her—right up until she decided not to be.

flash fiction

Those We Feed

by Layla Al-Bedawi

You sound just like a six-year-old child when you tell me. I feel like I'm meant to ask what I did to deserve this. Whether a real child ever grew inside me. Whether you are a curse, and how I can lift it.

serial: The Fisher of Bones, Chapter 12


by Sarah Gailey

I stood at the cliff’s edge and stared at the tablet in my hands as the first stars of the evening appeared in the bruise-black sky.

flash fiction

Two Years Dead

by Kathryn Kania

I used an old picture from my Facebook, one sort of buried, not my profile pic. Didn’t want anyone image searching me and finding a dead chick.

Jan 1, 2018 | announcement

Awards eligibility post for 2017

by Fireside Staff

Here's a list of all the award-eligible work Fireside published in 2017.

flash fiction

A Rabbit Egg for Flora

by Caroline M. Yoachim

Flora stares at the egg, her finger poised over the button that will initiate the hatching sequence. 'It's probably an elephant.'

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