Jonathan Dittman

Jonathan Dittman’s fiction has appeared in, or is forthcoming with, The Molotov Cocktail, Apocrypha & Abstractions, Creative Colloquy, thick jam and The Pitkin Review, and his essay on language and identity theory appears in the book collection ‘Perspectives on Percival Everett.’ He received his MFA from Goddard College and lives in Minnesota with his wife and two children.

Stories by Jonathan Dittman

Punching Bags

Illustrated by Daniele Murtas

There’s a frail woman with frizzy hair sitting in front of me at the coffee shop who I want to punch in the face. She hasn’t wronged me in anyway — she is merely sipping her coffee, inconspicuously nibbling on a blueberry muffin with bony, liver-spotted fingers — but I want to crack her nose …