Here you will find all fiction pieces ever published in The Finch with their accompanying illustrations, plus some bonus content as well. Enjoy!


“Cielo, Tierra and the Beginning of Time” by Anonymous - From the depths of nothing, a star and a planet were born. Their names were Cielo, god of sky and father to all sky gods, and Tierra, goddess of Earth and planets, mother to all Earth, and planet gods. They lived in peace for many years, watching over the new gods of the Universe. However, … Continue reading “Cielo, Tierra and the Beginning of Time” by Anonymous
Reflection by Katie Sarna -   It was just another day. Staring at the wall, the stall doors, the tile floor. Watching them coming in, doing their makeup, fluffing their hair, swinging the door open and shut. Watching the sun sink, turning my silent comrades reflective, bright oranges and pinks. Seeing shadows slide across the bathroom, calling greetings to them … Continue reading Reflection by Katie Sarna
Video Store by Simran Khalsa - The woman at the video store’s name is May. I know this because she told me, leaning over the counter on her bony forearms, forehead nearing ever-closer. Conspiratorially. “A young name for an old gal, I know,” she’d said. “Believe me, pumpkin, I used to be just like you.” She lives somewhere buried between the … Continue reading Video Store by Simran Khalsa
Transcendental Tip by Collette Harrison - I walked down the cobbled street, the dull stones reflecting my mood perfectly. The sun was drooping past the horizon, slowly slipping beyond my sight. I turned to walk past an alley when something at the end of it caught my eye: a restaurant. I had never seen this restaurant before; the Victorian architecture was … Continue reading Transcendental Tip by Collette Harrison
Iguana Needs Friends by Anonymous -   There was once a spooky, scary iguana who was very spooky and scary. Although he was the spookiest and scariest in all the land, he wanted a friend. However, because of his spookiness and scariness, the spooky scary iguana scared all his “friends” away. Then, one day, the spooky, scary iguana saw a cutey, … Continue reading Iguana Needs Friends by Anonymous
For Investigation: Crime by Anonymous - For Sale: teenage brain. Never used. For Rent: beating heart. Brand new.       For Purchase: glossy eyes. Freshly blinded. For Trade: hardened soul. Neverminded. For Purchase: broken hands. Bent and bruised. For Delivery: handful of teeth. Very confused.      For Payment: tiny gloves. Never committed. For Exchange: shattered glass. Unpermitted.       For Catalog: dirty polaroids. … Continue reading For Investigation: Crime by Anonymous
Elepanta, Rabita and the Waterfalls by Anonymous - Once, before there was any life on earth, there were three gods. The first being Mother Earth. She was loved by her children Elepanta and Rabita. They both loved her very much, but they argued all the time. Eventually, Mother Earth grew tired and could no longer care for earth. She would test her two … Continue reading Elepanta, Rabita and the Waterfalls by Anonymous
Branches of Life By Anonymous - Long ago, there was nothing. Chaos existed within the nothing; not a corporeal being, she simply existed. She could feel nothing other than the power within the nothing that she could harness. Within the nothing, there was nothing. No air, no life, no sound. No sound, and yet Chaos heard a quiet drumming. A steady … Continue reading Branches of Life By Anonymous
“The Stars Within Us” by Scout - She was looking up at the stars, the moon illuminating her cheekbones. He was the one who had asked her there that night. He wished that she would fall in love with him. What he didn’t know was that he was falling in love with her. With her firey red hair and her dimples. With … Continue reading “The Stars Within Us” by Scout
“New Millennium” by Kori KalidDek - He woke up.  The boy stretched and opened his eyes, and wondered where he was, and who he was.  As he stood up, he noticed another person standing in what he now realized to be an elevator.  As they turned to face him, it suddenly hit him like a train.  My name is Jun, Jun … Continue reading “New Millennium” by Kori KalidDek
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