Yash Seyedbagheri is a graduate of Colorado State University's MFA fiction program. His stories, "Soon”, “How To Be A Good Episcopalian,” and "Tales From A Communion Line," have been nominated for Pushcarts. Yash’s work has been published in The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, Write City Magazine, and Ariel Chart, among others.


After his older sister, Nancy, died, Nicky searched for new names. His own was a reminder of lost tempers, sisterly smiles, and car crashes he couldn’t stop.

Alexei? Gunther?

They didn’t fit. Nancy would have laughed, her laughter, goose-like, yet beautiful.

He settled on Chevalier. Knights could try to save.