Chris Fradkin

Chris Fradkin is a former beet farmer whose prose and poetry have appeared in Monkeybicycle, Thrice Fiction, and Thrush Poetry Journal. His songs have been performed by Fergie, The Plimsouls, and The Flamin’ Groovies. And his Emmy-award-winning sound editorial has graced The X-Files.

Stories by Chris Fradkin

Because of Pictures

Illustrated by Alankrita Amaya

“But how do you know?” she said—we were walking the embankment. “Because, “I said, “the images sustain.” “The images?” “Well, there’s the comet,” I said, “that comes in from the side. It’s peripheral—we barely know it’s there. Then—whoom. It’s full force right in front of us. Consuming us within its field of vision.” “The comet does?” she said. “Yes; it’s …