R. Gatwood is the emergent consciousness of a spectacularly inefficient library shelving system. It writes short fiction.

Selected Stories

“Love Letter to a Shiny Thing”
Identity Theory, August 18th, 2021
(content notes: stalking, self-harm, discussion of abuse)

“How to Be Good”
Apex Magazine, Issue 124, July 2021
(content notes precede story)

Every Day Fiction, December 8th, 2018
(content notes: graphic animal abuse)

“Dr. Jekyll’s Friend”
Nanoism, June 2017

“Note on Two Napkins”
Wigleaf, March 8th, 2016

“Answers to the Folklorist’s Survey”
Nanoism, December 2015

“The Caricaturist”
Per Contra, issue 32, Summer 2014

“Lullaby for Galatea”
Contrary Magazine, Spring 2011

Selected Microfictions


“Fetish” and “Inscription”
Vestal Review‘s Dirty Dozen feature

Some six-word stories
Cuento Magazine, 1 and 2

Monkeybicycle, May 20th, 2011

“Dandelions Actually”
Monkeybicycle, February 11th, 2011


By Andrea Johnson
Apex Magazine, Issue 124, July 2021

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