"Aliens in the Prime of Their Lives" recommended by Deborah Eisenberg

If you're a short fiction lover, you may already be following Electric Literature.  And if you are not, you are missing many great short stories.  And yes, it is free-- as are many great literary magazines on the web.)

The most recent one is by Brad Watson -- and I've read it twice already. Another trademark of Electric literature is that writers introduce other writers-- and this one came via Deborah Eisenberg, another of my literary idols.  It's one of those stories that combines humor and longing, and illusions and disappointment.  The narrator's fantasy -- such a small one, too -- broke my heart.

Find it here.  "Aliens in the Prime of Their Lives" recommended by Deborah Eisenberg:



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