Fiction

Sick Woman 1920 1271 Lyndsey Medford

Sick Woman

Sick women make friends with our pain. After we run out of places to go, after our friends tire of asking about it and our families tire of accomodating us,…

Bright Possibilities 1419 1118 Jody Lee Collins

Bright Possibilities

“’sa bizzy pace, Boppa. “ “What’s that, pal?” “’sa bizzy pace. All zeese bepo.” “All these people. That’s right, it’s a busy place, buddy.” Allan Jenkins’ eyes scanned the airport…

The Cash Temptations 1920 1279 Julie Dibble

The Cash Temptations

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 Enchanted Doorknob

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.…

Parachutes Upon The Wind 1920 830 James Payne

Parachutes Upon The Wind

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…

Tears In Heaven 2000 1500 Chimeka Garricks

Tears In Heaven

  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…

Kneeprints 2509 1673 Aaron J. Housholder

Kneeprints

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…

The Color Of Fog 1900 1267 Jason Ramsey

The Color Of Fog

(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…

A Little Goodwill 1920 1280 Nathaniel Lee Hansen

A Little Goodwill

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…

Rockslide 1920 1440 Aaron J. Housholder

Rockslide

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…

The Butterflies 2000 1334 Malinda Patterson

The Butterflies

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…

Be 1920 1440 Suzanne Rhee

Be

“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,…