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.
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.
Table of Contents
BETWEEN BROKEN PIECES • Allison Rose • 1
GOING WITH THE FLOW • Gabi Lorino • 106
SALT IN THE HELL MOUTH • Cody Sisco • 131
CHROMOSOME CIRCUS • Amy Sterling Casil • 145
LITTLE WOMAN • Cody Sisco • 175
NEGRO IN A HOT TUB • Andre Hardy • 188
NO VACANCY • Bonnie Randall • 198
WILD IRISH ROSE • Gabi Lorino • 240
ENDLESS SUMMER • Jude-Marie Green • 249
UNQUIET BAGGAGE • Cody Sisco • 261
DRY BONES • Dario Ciriello • 266
About the Authors • 312
About Made in L.A. Writers • 316
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Los Angeles is a place of many things. Hopes, dreams, fun, and horror. This collection of short stories has a little bit of everything in them. You will read about aliens, demons and angels, the young trying to be famous, and those past their primes. It definitely has something for everyone and no one will be disappointed. I loved all of these stories, some more so than others, but they were all a joy to read. I won’t go into a summary of each story even though it pads my reviews. But believe me, if you can think about it possibly being in LA, it is in these stories. I really loved Salt in the Hell Mouth and the possibilities of demons being fought in the streets unknown to the rest of us. This is a great collection of short stories based in the LA area. I loved the book and recommend everyone check it out. I can’t wait to read volume two. I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.