Master Plan

D Sprung Kurilecz

“New cereal?” he asks, and then, like the path that their marriage has taken, he renders the question rhetorical with a non sequitur. “Still working on that artery project, if you can believe it.”

Philadelphia Stories Events

Christine Weiser

EVENTS CALENDAR FOR PS April 4-May 23: Philadelphia Stories Advanced Short Story Workshop with Aimee LaBrie  Fee: $200. Sample required. Location: Robin’s Moonstone, second floor of 110A S. 13th Street April 16, 9 – 5: Novel Workshop with Elizabeth MosierWhere: Trinity Center for Urban Life (French Room), 22nd & Spruce Streets, Philadelphia
When: Saturday, 
Fee: $75 includes all-day […]

From the Editors

Carla Spataro & Christine Weiser

Spring is a welcome reprieve after this snowy winter, and Philadelphia Stories is looking forward to another busy season of fun events for writers and readers, including:

Selective Memory

Lisa Meritz

For years my mother, Sally, lied to me. I always knew that she wasn’t truthful about her age, but until my father died I never knew the extent of her deception.

Member Profile: Kerri Schuster

Christine Weiser

This profile space is normally reserved for local authors with new books hot off the presses. But this issue, we decided to recognize someone of priceless value to the magazine: a Philadelphia Stories member.

Place Matters

Aimee LaBrie

It was a voyeur’s dream; this chance to see how other people lived. I kept being shown a certain type of house, what I came to think of as the South Philly Catholic Italian Grandma House.

The Floy Floy

Dorothy DiRienzi

Walked from the Inlet to Texas Ave
Salt air sand and waves thumping
barkers chanting rhyme
of Win rhyme of Easy easy