Online Fiction Interview: Keith Lesmeister


This month, our online fiction came from Keith Lesmeister, whose tight fist of a story “Imaginary Enemies” clocks in at a trim 965 words. That’s less than half of the 2,000 word maximum we here at ASF have imposed on our web fiction. That cap exists, in part, because we know that great stories come in all sizes and that the web—for all of its faults and all of its cat videos—is a particularly good venue for short work. […]

Imaginary Enemies

Iowa state flag: "Our Liberties We Prize and Our Rights We Will Maintain"

Elbow and I ducked out of our nephew’s birthday party and drove to Walmart to check on ammo prices. I didn’t care about ammo prices. I was along for the ride. Elbow was married to my sister and just out of the Marine Corps. His hair was still high and tight, and he strutted around with […]

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