Fiction & Essays

Diner’s Paradise

Kate’s Kitchen brings breakfast and community to the Lower Haight for nearly thirty years running. Even before the pandemic, old-school diners in San Francisco were...

Sleeping Giants in the Daylight

Audio: Author Elizabeth Stix reads.  by Elizabeth Stix Elaine Panopolis was woefully inadequate. This was documented fact. In college, a professor had written it in red...

The Other Side of the World

Audio: Author Ethel Rohan reads.  by Ethel Rohan “What if the fog is really a ghost?” David says. “A giant host of ghosts,” I say. “That creeps into...

The Job Hunt

When the odd job is dirty work. by Tom Fritsche The story you are about to read, while drawing inspiration from the author’s experiences, is, for...

No Idea, California

Audio: Author Christopher Merchant reads.  by Christopher Merchant This work of short fiction is adapted from the author’s novel-in-development. Nic worked as a teacher’s aide at an...

City Through Glass

Conversations with San Francisco's window workers. by Nikki Collister A wide picture window overlooking the intersection of Fulton Street and 6th Avenue, double-hung windows on either...