David
Galef

Author, poet, translator, editor, and university professor David Galef (1959, United States) holds a B.A. from Princeton and an M.A. and a Ph.D. from Columbia. Currently, he is a professor of English and creative writing program director at Montclair State University. Galef specializes in ’flash fiction’. His accolades include an array of awards, a Henfeld Foundation Grant, and a Fulbright Fellowship. He is also editor-in-chief of Vestal Review, the longest-running magazine dedicated to flash fiction on the planet.

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Fiction
Etiology by David Galef

The elevator is narrow but deep as a dream, with a mirrored ceiling. Six-year-old Ricardo and his mother crowd into the last available space, pressed against an elegant white woman and her daughter, who’s twisting around like a rubber band toy and whining about going home.