The Center for Fiction selected my entry as the winner in its first flash fiction contest. The story was inspired by a Dorothea Lange photo from the New York Public Library’s collection. Check it out here
My latest flash fiction for The Rumpus is up now. Here’s a preview: “It was a tidy, modern graveyard in California and traffic zipped by regularly, but the place terrified me. I got it into my head that if I took a single breath as […]
I’ve got a new story up at The Rumpus as part of the latest Readers Report on “Impossible Resolutions.” Here’s a preview: “The hike is to the top of Hill 88, a decommissioned military installation with a view of the bay. We both love a […]
My latest short piece is up over at The Rumpus. This collection was on the theme “Fall Back.” Here’s a peek: “She was studying acting and liked to practice improv in public. She’d say something outlandish and was teaching me to play along, say yes […]
I’ve got a new piece up at The Rumpus: “The sun is out and the blackberries on the bushes lining the road are shimmering like dark pearls. It’s August in the thirteenth year of my life and we are in Washington State because my grandfather […]
Alex Peterson is a Bay Area writer and editor. His work has appeared in The Rumpus, HiLobrow, and sPARKLE & bLINK, among others. He is a past winner of the Center for Fiction Flash Fiction Contest and finalist for the Zoetrope: All-Story Short Fiction Contest. His chapbook, Field Reports, was published in February 2017.