Readers in Los Angeles are thirsty for stories that bring their city to life. This anthology features a diverse range of voices and genres. Like the City of Angels in which these stories were born, nothing is off-limits. Literary or contemporary, noir or ghost story, fabulism or science fiction, each story in this volume will forever change the way you look at this iconic metropolis.
Table of Contents
Between Broken Pieces by Allison Rose
Four women are caught in the spotlight of a starlet with one last, dark performance up her sleeve.
Going with the Flow by Gabi Lorino
A weary job-hopper contemplates her future in L.A. when yet another contract ends.
Salt in the Hell Mouth by Cody Sisco
The demonic invasion of Los Angeles is underway and only a curanderx can stop it.
Chromosome Circus by Amy Sterling Casil
Can a circus of genetic freaks care for the abandoned furry boy who shows up out of the blue?
Little Woman by Cody Sisco
A workplace harrassment incident has severe consequences when the victim shrinks to doll-size.
Negro in a Hot Tub by Andre Hardy
A black writer visiting the Hollywood YMCA confronts his worst nightmare: a man with tiny hands.
No Vacancy by Bonnie Randall
A hotel in downtown LA is the source and focal point for shattered dreams and too many deaths.
Wild Irish Rose by Gabi Lorino
Life lessons unfold for an old lady who thought she knew everything decades before.
Endless Summer by Jude-Marie Green
Stranded in Venice, an interplanetary visitor finds solace in surf rock until a stranger arrives.
Unquiet Baggage by Cody Sisco
On a train in Highland Park a dead man’s ghost bemoans his husband, his murderer.
Dry Bones by Dario Ciriello
The discovery of a young woman’s remains in the Altadena foothills erodes the boundary between the present and past.
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Made in L.A. Writers is a collaborative of Los Angeles-based authors dedicated to nurturing and promoting indie fiction. This 2018 volume is the first of the annual Made in L.A. anthology series. While our styles, themes, and story locales differ, our work is both influenced and illuminated by our hometown and underpinned by the extraordinary, multifaceted, and often surreal culture and life in the City of Angels.