Volume 2: Ad Stories
The following pieces ran as Google Ads in an attempt to litter the internet with stories. We found that this method of
advertising had not been previously used as an art space, but very well could be. With the intention of running those that
were accepted, we asked writers to write stories the size of Google ads. These ad stories were ultimately displayed a total
of 91,264 times.
The bodies by the river are under
quarried rock. They elude me.
by Jennifer S. Cheng
The World's Fattest Woman
When I saw her lazy in the tub
I thought “This woman enjoys life.”
by Christine Crutchfield
Subject to Monitoring
I.T. hasn't turned him in yet
because he's so fun to watch.
by Holly Gorski
The History of Their Life
Look at me—he said—this is always
what you get. So she tried harder.
by Kristin Abraham
I saw a seven-legged spider trying
to climb a wall. I gave it a hand.
By Stephen Moles
Ray Drove the Highways
after the war. Late at night, moon
shining down, rain, whatever.
By Barry Basden
That guy with the Reindeer sweater?
He has the hottest wife of us all.
By Lorri McDole
Hopeful, he forwarded the casserole
recipe and waited for her reply.
By Codie Leiker
There Is A Season
She planted tulips on his grave.
They came up for years. Then not.
By Paige Sinkler
Joanna Went to the Mall
Happy, she sighed. Her back fat no
longer raged against the polyester.
By Codie Leiker
After Jed Hung Himself
God resurrected him: the same life
but fatter & bald. He tried again.
By Justin Maki
Ever since the accident
they had to let Lena do whatever
she wanted. No matter how dreadful.
By Catherine Lacey
The weight of guilt crushed him
‘It’s not stealing’ he whispered.
By Cath Murphy
There is no sound.
Her ear is on his cheek; his chin
scratches against her shoulder.
By Rachel Kinbar