Greatest Hits (So Far)

Favorite stories and the stories behind them

Jim Latham


Two people waving at the entrance to a walkway. Greatest Hits (So Far) by Jim Latham
Greatest Hits (So Far) by Jim Latham | Photo by Kristina Paparo on Unsplash

Mom’s Lemon Meringue Pie has made waves and attracted new followers in recent days, so I created this list of favorite stories I’ve written for new folks to check out.

The Kid Calls Home

My sweetest piece of flash fiction, The Kid Calls Home was written in response to a prompt to evoke distance. When I wrote it, I was living in Mexico and missing my daughter, who lives and works in Alaska, though not with salmon, and she’s never drunk-dialed me.

The Only Thing That Has Changed in 500 Years

Everybody has a lockdown story, and The Only Thing that Has Changed in 500 Years is mine. Like Tim, the narrator, I was working in a remote Alaskan oilfield when the pandemic shut the world down. A co-worker really did start sewing facemasks. The dialog between Tim and Katt is invented, but the history they discuss is accurate.


Meteor’s got a lot of atmosphere, plucky underdogs, a potential love story, and a fun dystopian cli-fi vibe, but I just can’t figure out how to turn into a novel. Maybe one day…

Josh Gets Busted