Short Fiction By R.M. Lowery

R.M. Lowery’s stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Tradiciones, Workers Write: Tales from the Key of C, and Black Cat Mystery Magazine. Rooted in Illinois and raised in Colorado, he currently lives in New Mexico with his beautiful wife and their clowder of cats.


Wednesday Night at Muffy’s
Workers Write! Tales from the Key of C

Wednesdays at Muffy’s are the worst. An all-ages night dedicated to new and recently formed bands—mostly groups of wide-eyed teenagers who’ve been playing instruments for just a few months. It’s sort of like an open mic night, except Terry, the club’s owner, pays the bands a small percentage of the door.

Good Neighbors
December 2021

They didn’t know the couple next door, but they’d passed them in the breezeway a few times. Matt said hello to the man once, but he didn’t respond. Haley saw the woman near the mailboxes one afternoon, but she kept her head low, glanced at Haley through her bangs, then hurried up the stairs.

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“Let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences.”

Sylvia Plath