The Satisfaction of Longing: Stories by Victoria Melekian
  Stories by Victoria Melekian
  1  How to Spell Egypt
 Mercy Smells Like Lemons
3  Looking for Stars
4  Fallen Oranges
5  Help
6  Ashes
7  Far From Home
  About the Author  |  |  Summer 2022 Fiction Issue

About Victoria Melekian

Victoria MelekianVictoria Melekian lives in Carlsbad, California. Her poems and stories have been published in various anthologies. She was a runner-up in the 2018 Bath Flash Fiction Novella-in-Flash Award, a runner-up in the Women on Writing Summer 2019 Flash Fiction Contest, and her story “What I Don’t Tell Him” aired on NPR. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has twice won a San Diego Book award. For more, visit


A Year in Ink, Volume 1, 2008: “How to Spell Egypt”

Literary Vine Review, Volume 1, 2016: “Looking for Stars”

Word Riot, July 2009: “Fallen Oranges”

Fixional, June 2017: “Help”