FICTION

The Cash Temptations

1920 1279 Julie Dibble

Tipping his wool cap to the dealer, he stepped up to the wheel. Eight hundred dollars wiggled in his pocket, looking for action. He laid down a stiff fifty dollar…

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The Enchanted Doorknob

1800 1350 James Payne

The doorknob is an overlooked wielder of magical wonder, which from strangers secures intimate secrets and mystery but to guests and those noble enough for a key opens to a world of adventures and dreams.…

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Parachutes Upon The Wind

1920 830 James Payne

Vanessa struggled within her sheets, the comfort of which she had worshiped for years, but now tossed her about like a tiny vessel upon the hostile waters of the great…

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Tears In Heaven

2000 1500 Chimeka Garricks

  Editor’s note: This story is inspired by true events from the author’s hometown in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, but is fictitious by nature. It contains mature themes and some strong…

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Kneeprints

2509 1673 Aaron J. Housholder

From afar you see a petrified stump, an angular tree remnant just above the tide line. Years of salt wind and tide wash have stripped the tree bare of bark…

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The Color Of Fog

1900 1267 Jason Ramsey

(Short Fiction) Disclaimer: Contains mature themes.   “You’re old enough to be my father.” Edward Cain slugged a whiskey shot and set the glass on a nightstand, and it wobbled…

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A Little Goodwill

1920 1280 Nathaniel Lee Hansen

Mara worried that her younger brother’s wedding might be a harbinger of bad times. It’s not as if she hadn’t warned him, though. After all, could she really have said…

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Rockslide

1920 1440 Aaron J. Housholder

The rockslide clackity-clacked to a stop. Weak light from an aperture above meandered through the curtains of dust. The cave took on aura of dusky grey. Centuries of silence fought…

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The Butterflies

2000 1334 Malinda Patterson

The spring my sister Sadie was six, she began to notice the butterflies that lived in our garden, that fluttered from flower to flower. The color and elegance of the…

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Be

1920 1440 Suzanne Rhee

“Be,” she says as he plays with her dark hair and watches her tug the glistening petals from a flower. He thinks she is silly. Being is a passive action,…

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Eucharist

2194 3291 Monica Boothe

“She doesn’t realize what she’s doing.” I pant, my legs stumbling along their way. My breath, growing short and strained, rattles rhythmically. I always knew this would happen. Some ingrained…

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Felix

1920 1271 Matt Greene

It’s a crushing weight, being needed. At least that’s what I’ve come to believe after all this time. Thirty five years to be exact. Although I suspect the first three…

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