Stories

Jon Doe

The pain leaches into the soil with his blood as he lies silently studying the pines.  The long straight trees pierce the clouds with geometric precision.  The cold calms him; he no longer feels a need to call for help.  Studying the perfection of the moment, he dozes into a mindless peace. Without warning, he… Continue reading Jon Doe

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Dirty Laundry

by Toni KiefLike a forgotten man on death row, each day is spent waiting for the inevitable. No longer counting hours, days or months, my existence is trapped in a starless night.  Strange women awaken me each morning for no other reason than to gather dirty laundry.  They roll me, medicate me and pump all… Continue reading Dirty Laundry

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The Wind & the Sun

by Paul White  I, like many writers, often question where our love of penmanship and wordsmithing originated. Usually, there is no singular reason, but an amalgamation of many over time. Some influences, I am certain, came from experiences way before we gave any consideration to such. My own father was one who, unwittingly and unknowingly,… Continue reading The Wind & the Sun

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Home For Christmas

Christmas lights zigzagged across the road and shoppers hurried for the warmth of department stores. An icy wind brought a chill to the falling snow. Louise looked into the store window. The tree lights twinkled giving off a warm aura. She turned away with a lump in her throat Happy faced shoppers passed by, including… Continue reading Home For Christmas

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Pedicure From Hell

by K A NeesonSo I go to relax and get a pedicure. Anytime actual relaxation occurs for me, it’s a miracle of epic proportions. Who knows if miracles happen, but I was hoping for one! I walk into this place and there are ten, maybe twelve, pedicure stations, the big chairs with the foot baths… Continue reading Pedicure From Hell

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Joanna is Fighting Back!

 Joanna is a feisty and independent woman. She was also the first of the strong women I began writing about. I like my heroines to have a vulnerability about them. Some damage that was done in the past that makes them who they are today. This was my first ever novel and since then there… Continue reading Joanna is Fighting Back!

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The Safe Place by Matt Beighton

He slammed the door behind him and raced down the worn wooden stairs two at a time. He knew he was safe down here in the basement. This was his space, the only place that he was away from it all. His dad never came down here. He was too busy upstairs pimping out his… Continue reading The Safe Place by Matt Beighton

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Her First Time by C. A. Keith

The drive seemed longer than its typical thirty minutes. Her heart raced. It wasn't her first time, so she wasn't sure why she was so nervous. Her eyes focused on each car that passed her by. A bead of sweat trickled down her brow. She pulled up into a vacant spot. She stepped out of… Continue reading Her First Time by C. A. Keith

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Runt of the Litter by Chris Hayes

It was unusually cold outside for this early in the season. On Ragnarok that meant people had to stay indoors to keep their noses and ears from freezing. Johan was in from the shuttleport, newly arrived with a shipment of sorely needed fuel cells and doing his best to warm up at his cousin Brigit’s… Continue reading Runt of the Litter by Chris Hayes