Elizabeth Stix

Elizabeth Stix’s stories have appeared in McSweeney’s Quarterly, Tin House, Eleven Eleven, The Southampton Review and the Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine. Her short story, “Alice,” won the Bay Guardian Fiction Contest and was optioned by Sneaky Little Sister Films. She is finishing a novel-in-stories called “Things I Want Back from You.”

Gustavo and Emiline

Gustavo came to Emiline from above. He was round as a hot air balloon but heavy as a walrus, with little flipper feet and pudgy hands flapping out from his sides. He descended upon her ...