***Now available as an audiobook narrated by Susan Becker & with new cover art by Silas Ayers

Inspired by a family member’s heroin overdose and near-death experience, NEW YORK ONIONS is a minimalistic, symbolic portrait of decay. Jessica buys onions every single day with money from under her mattress, then she paints, before finally passing out. Originally, NEW YORK ONIONS was published on Wattpad and became "featured" by the website itself, amassing tens of thousands of readers and dozens of glowing reviews, before finally finding a home in its publication with Atlantis: A Creative Magazine, both in physical and digital formats for free. It was subsequently republished in the 2023 Summer Edition of Atlantis Creative Magazine. It is notable for being the shortest story by William Becker, as well as his first short story published as a standalone work. 

"Mind gripping, powerful, and very well worth the read,” Rose Dalziel, Wattpad Ambassador.

"Dark, twisted, and psychologically thrilling. Foremost, New York Onions is important, Taylor Hale," Author of A Perfect Circle, The Summer I Drowned, and Street Girl

"Like a dreamer aiming to reach the skies, William Becker became an astronaut that landed on every goddamn planet in the universe,” Fury Evans, author of Cinderelliot

"I hear it's boring and written by a gay Dutch boy,” Hotpressass, Wattpad User

"New York Onions is a glorious story that throws you for a loop,” Michael Rehorst, author of Selfless and Loveless Singles Squad

Voted 2017 Spring Award’s “Best Short Story”

LollipopHQ's Sour Apple Award for “Most Unique”
Trigger Warnings: none