Stories cross-posted from Josh Glenn and Rob Walker’s (2009–2010) literary-economic experiment, SIGNIFICANT OBJECTS
By: Mark Sarvas
“Can you walk the dog?”
By: Lauren Mechling
She was eating the popcorn out of the blue family vase.
By: Meghan O'Rourke
He is made out of feelings as much as he is made of felt.
By: Stewart O'Nan
Immediately she suspected Sam.
By: Maud Newton
Volcanic lava rained down.
By: Matthew J. Wells
The ribs weren’t the only things White covered in barbecue sauce.
By: J. Robert Lennon
I felt the shards of choirboy slice through my palm.
By: Tom McNeely
“It’s hideously wonderful. I like it.”
By: Sung J. Woo
I’d never seen this figurine before.
By: Betsey Swardlick
I thought it was an attack on the holiday itself.
By: Claire Zulkey
It reminds me so much of my father.
By: Tom Bartlett
To these conundrums we would respond, “You make a point.”
By: Charles Baxter
“This meteorite is priceless.”
By: Joe Wenderoth
Those in disagreement must find someone to stand Birdman for them.
By: Margot Livesey
“I want to count your fillings and lick your vvertebrae.”