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PETER CHERCHES: Truth and Reconciliation


I had a little truth and reconciliation session with myself the other morning. I did the voices of all my accusers. Their testimony was totally devastating. In my own voice, all I could say, over and over, was, “I never knew you felt that way,” as the accusations piled on.

Called “one of the innovators of the short short story” by Publishers Weekly, Peter Cherches has published short prose in scores of magazines, anthologies and websites, including Harper’s, Fence, Bomb, Semiotext(e), and Fiction International. His most recent book is Things, a collection of short prose and poetry from Bamboo Dart Press.


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