Karl Taro Greenfeld
Karl Taro Greenfeld’s fiction has appeared this year in the Paris Review, The Sun, Commentary, the Southern Review, Zyzzyva, Santa Monica Review, New York Tyrant and American Short Fiction and last year in Best American Short Stories 2009. This is his second short story in the Missouri Review. 
Dec 01 2010
Even the Gargoyle Is Frightened
Sep 01 2009
We emerged from the dense flora, came around a bend as the road grew smoother, swung downhill toward the Indian Ocean and saw this naked foreign man surfing the inside of a perfect right-hand point break. He was moving left to right in front of me, gliding down the face of a powerful, beautifully formed cylinder of water. He stood more upright on the yellow surfboard than I would have imagined possible, his stance surprisingly sturdy-looking in spite of, or perhaps because of, his nudity.