Jim Harrington

Jim Harrington began writing fiction in 2007 and has agonized over the form ever since. Jim’s Six Questions For . . . blog provides editors and publishers a place to ‘tell it like it is.’

Stories by Jim Harrington

The Ants Go Marching Two by Two

Illustrated by Cait Maloney

Abigail lay on the ground, grass tickling her nose, as the ants paraded by on the walking path. Her mom didn’t notice them. Her mom never noticed anything. She was too busy talking on the phone about parties, or somebody having an affair — whatever that was — or other things. Abigail didn’t listen anymore. …


Illustrated by Alankrita Amaya

Hump day was their favorite. Bill and Lauren made love for the first time on a Wednesday in her dorm room. He told her he’d hump her every Wednesday for the rest of their lives. And he did. Sometimes twice. They continued the tradition, even after Lauren’s brain cancer diagnosis. She insisted. Thursday was surprise day. …

It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

Illustrated by Ford Spencer

Day 1 The rifle rested in the crook of Adam’s arm as he knelt in the blind and waited for a buck to appear. Not that he cared if one did. Hunting season was merely an excuse for a vacation day or two to enjoy what Mother Nature had to offer. He preferred hiking, but the …

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