eed a pause between novels, work, and boring activities like waiting in lines. The short-story gives you a sense of pleasure from a quick read of intrigue, mystery, romance, or comedy. It’s a great way to sample new genres, authors, and explore cultures. They give you the satisfactions of finishing a story and we can go on and on and on here. If you are a writer (emerging or established), we’d love to read and share your short story. If you are a reader, explore our growing section from L.A.’s short-story writers and watch them grow.
Linda J. Albertano expounds about trips to West Africa, and playing the Kora with Prince Diabate
I first saw Prince Diabate perform at an event for the Dalai Lama’s citywide World Festival of Sacred Music held in LA in 1999. I was mesmerized. I was flattened by the cascades and crescendos of celestial sound that flowed from his exuberant kora (West African harp). It sounded like angel tears bursting into fireworks of joy!
Another short story from TribeLA Magazine: Marc Sotkin gives his funny take on the “Eye Contact”
Editor's note: Marc Sotkin is one of the funniest guys I know! He is writer and producer of more than 350 episodes of various situation comedies, including Laverne & Shirley, The Golden Girls, and the Garry Shandling specials for Showtime. Here's a situation...
Dear Football, I Love You … Now can you please sit down? I have some things I need to say – André Hardy, Sr.
Dear Football, I love you. You have been the love of my life for as long as I can remember. Everything good that I am, everything good that I will ever be, in part I owe to you. You were there for me when I thought all was lost. You picked me up and loved me when no one else would. Now can you please sit down? I have some things I need to say.
Home for the Holidays: A short story by M.G. Poe – When a visit home is an eerie reminder of why you left! An unforgettable family feast awaits
“You’ve become as bat-shit crazy as she is. ‘Ricky spend th’ night’...’Ricky stay fer dinner,’” he continued, mimicking me. “When the bloody hell were ya gonna tell me I’d be eatin’ my dead sister’s brains for dinner?”
PanaFest-LA director Carlos Carrasco invites you to watch the trailer, “The Last Colony,” by 4x Emmy Award director Juan Agustín Márquez – A close look at Puerto Rico’s unique relationship with the U.S. + benefit screening 11.4.17
The one thing I want to make clear, is that my agenda is not political. Having said that, I also am a great believer that art should not happen in a vacuum. I don’t believe in chamber art. I don’t see that as a function of art. I think art connects us to the world.
ART TODAY 10.23.17 Before They Go: Venice Artists & Their Spaces by Debbie Zeitman + Acrostic Interview starts today
My camera and pen are my tools for sharing and examining my experience of living, my way of exploring my own curiosity of what it means to be here at this moment in time. In my heart, I’m a storyteller, a communicator, someone who wants to provoke thought and facilitate change.
A Negro and a Hot-Tub, short story by former NFL pro-player and emerging novelist Andre Hardy, Sr.
Propaganda, yes, but still, I sometimes get confused. For instance, whenever I wear hoodies, I find myself suspicious of my right hand, wondering if it might steal the money from my left pocket. With that in mind, who knew what stereotype would be triggered if Tiny Hands started using foul-mouthed locker room talk?