Alan Semrow

Alan Semrow’s work has been featured in over 30 publications. He has a degree in English from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Apart from writing fiction, he is a singer-songwriter, artist, poet, music and literature geek, playwright, screenwriter, and professional copywriter. He is also a volunteer reader for Black Heart Magazine and is a Guest Fiction Editor for the Summer Issue of Five Quarterly. In his free time, he likes to be with his boyfriend, friends, family, and Shih Tzu, Remy. His blog can be found at

Stories by Alan Semrow


Illustrated by Sayantan Halder

My one call tonight was from Marla’s mother. She screamed through the phone, “Get down to the fucking hospital right now, Sean.” I asked what happened, which hospital. A few things crossed my mind. I thought about the day we first met, the night we first fucked, and the day I told Marla I’d like …