Sarah Z. Sleeper

Sarah Z. Sleeper has freelanced for Fortune,The Christian Science Monitor, The National Journal and others. She recently completed an MFA, a short story collection, and an ekphrastic poetry collection, and she won an award from Writer’s Digest. She’s working on a novel and is psyched to see her story rendered with original art.

Stories by Sarah Z. Sleeper

Gretchen in the Box

Illustrated by Mike S. Young

“Fifteen, forty!” The umpire’s voice booms over the court and I glare up at him. I hate his smug smirk and want to smash a ball into his face so he’ll shut up. Can’t the goddamn guy bring it down a notch? Does every goddamn word he says have to be so fucking loud? Gabriel …




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