“The Little People” Published in Forge

Short Fiction

Forge

Before the light is up they rise to stretch and shower and mumble about the sharehouse in a state of bleary semi-wake. Lives lived by a different clock; a foreign clock that some still set their watches by. Wash quietly, brush teeth quietly, dress in such silence that the clink of a belt buckle is painfully loud. They hold whispered, tame conversations in their native tongue.

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My short story “The Little People” appears in issue 6.1 of Forge. It can be read online at forgejournal.com. Forge is a quarterly publication, and features art, fiction, poetry, comics and nonfiction. The cover illustration of each issue features tiny people opening regular-size objects – a theme that I thought was particularly appropriate to the story.

“The Little People” follows a group of immigrant workers as they go about their daily routine, working, shopping, getting lost and living in a shared house.