My good friend’s a Christian. I am not.

I told him I don’t believe in God.

He said, “Tell me about the God you don’t believe in.”

I told him.

He said, “I don’t believe in that God either.”

I nearly fell into the trap of asking him what God he did believe in.




Max Harris was born in England, received his PhD from the University of Virginia, and now lives in Wisconsin. His short stories have been published in A capella Zoo, Amoskeag, and/or, Flash Fiction Magazine, HOOT, and other journals later in the alphabet. He has won the Wisconsin Academy Review/Harry W. Schwartz Bookshops Short Story Contest and the rather more scholarly Otto Gründler Book Prize.