Don Tassone

Don Tassone lives in Loveland, Ohio and teaches public relations at Xavier University in Cincinnati. His latest stories have appeared in a range of literary magazines. Find him at

Stories by Don Tassone

The Pin Insulator

Illustrated by Lakshmy Mathur

As soon as his aunt lay down for her afternoon nap, the boy took off on his bike. He sliced through his subdivision, then made his way through the narrower streets of the older neighborhoods, where his mother had grown up. Her father had grown up on one of the farms just beyond. He had heard …

Hold On

Illustrated by Lakshmy Mathur

He drove a dark blue 1938 Buick Roadmaster. I wouldn’t have known the year, the make or the model if my parents hadn’t told me. It was a relic. Whenever I saw it rolling down our street, I half expected gangsters to be hanging out of the windows, brandishing tommy guns. It didn’t even sound like …