Foreword Reviews

King of the Animals: Stories

2021 INDIES Finalist
Finalist, Short Stories (Adult Fiction)

A teenager and his family seek asylum in an Atlanta IKEA after their split-level is burned down because his father made fun of an autocrat’s bad grammar. A man remembers how seeing a snapshot of his sister naked changed his life—and hers too. A talking doll fails her spelling test, and a king made of sugar and flour watches Fox News and smokes dope with the neighbor kid. "Josh Russell is the master of short-form fiction in all its limitless variety."—Jim Crace