Short Stories

One April Day

A Short Story by Michael Varga(Winner of the Sophomore Literary Festival at the University of Notre Dame in 1984; published in Scholastic Magazine in March 1984) One of the great mysteries that mesmerized me as a child was wading through the ocean. Have you done that?...

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Chad Erupts In Strife

A Short Story by Michael Varga (Winner of the Glimmer Train Magazine Fiction Open 2014; published in Glimmer Train Issue #95 in November 2015) “I’m still on hold,” Felicia announced to Maria and Giorgio. They stared at her from the kitchen table in the Comma’s house...

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There Are No Kangaroos In Egypt

First published in Scholastic Magazine at the University of Notre Dame in 1985, it was later broadcast by the BBC World Service in 1988, and converted to a stage play and given a staged reading at the Source Theatre in Washington, D.C. in 1991. Am I a fool?  I...

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