The Birthday Party

Short Story

Ken Preston

1 April 2024

A dirty window with rain running down the glass, looking out onto a grim, blood red industrial landscape.

I've been reading Haruki Murakami and Chuck Palahniuk recently. And, on Chuck Palahniuk's recommendation, I've started reading Amy Hempel's short stories.

I feel a little out of my depth, if I'm honest.

Here is your latest short story.

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