Seth Fried is a fiction and humor writer. He is the author of the novel The Municipalists (Penguin Books, 2019) and the short story collection The Great Frustration (Soft Skull Press, 2011). His short stories have appeared in Tin House, One Story, McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, the Kenyon Review, Vice, and others.
Editors' Prize Winner
Jun 19 2020
Mr. Hyde wrote digestive system on the board and Ronny Trezzo’s hand shot up. Hyde turned to face the class, then froze when he saw Ronny already had a question.
Jan 31 2014
The Evil Tyrant of Ten Kurk
The tyrant in his fortress He is seated on a throne, looking bored. An empty hall lit dimly by high sconces. The stone walls and vaulted ceilings amplify every sound.
Dec 01 2008
There was some thing spellbinding about it, peering down the vast well of time at Loeka’s small, puckered face. While extract ing a tissue sample for analysis, it wasn’t uncommon for any one of us to sing to Loeka sweetly or to talk to him as if he were an obedient child.
Dec 01 2006
The men on the walls are all dead. The city is ravaged, but still, somehow, untaken. Imagine, if you will, a cachetic dog limping down a street littered with corpses. Corpses everywhere.