Swati
In: Short Story 4 reviews
A professional bedtime story reader bonds with a client over shared circumstances.
mattmyth
In: Flash Fiction 10 reviews
Suicide isn't all bad.
J Maynard Quimby
In: Essay 5 reviews
There are many reasons I identify with my native Southland, but it's the language that makes me feel most at home.
justin.amidon.01
In: Short Story 4 reviews
A foster parent turns his home into a cattle slaughter house, and turns his children into butchers and wranglers in the process.
Alex Koeller
In: Novel Excerpt 5 reviews
At age 14, Melissa seems to hold a grudge against the whole world. And the world is returning the favor.
connor.paul.stauffer
In: Flash Fiction 8 reviews
A distant narrator has an involuntary encounter on a northbound train.
ekratz
In: Flash Fiction 6 reviews
An odd young man changes a relationship between a conventional guy and his girlfriend in the sixties.
Andrew Irwin
In: Short Story 8 reviews
A man and a boy run away together and each, within the capabilities of their age, are culpable.
mattmyth
In: Short Story 2 reviews
For ten year old Craig, the conflict between what he should do and the impulse to do otherwise means keeping his father happy is not as easy as fixing a home. Diplomatic mothers can only do so much...
ZachWiser
In: Short Story 3 reviews
Arthur has suffered the most painful loss he could imagine. Now he has decided to do something about it.
jlowes
In: Short Story 6 reviews
A dying young man is taught the hard lesson that life is only what you make it.
mickeyhadick
In: Short Story 4 reviews
The Game Show of Life is high stakes, but you have to get in the game first. Once you decide to play, don't forget that life can be a rough game.
David DeZan
In: Short Story 4 reviews
Doug Klink is a middle aged businessman on a trip when he comes to stay in a hotel he last stayed in 35 years ago. He reconnects with a friend who has been "long lost" in more ways than one.
Heather Boyd
In: Short Story 4 reviews
A human-versus-nature story, about a woman who finds herself at odds with her own body.
Britt Lea
In: Short Story 7 reviews
What happens when you crave more than the intimate relationship you formed? In this story, the narrator realizes that maybe she wants more than sex.
lauraroxie
In: Short Story 4 reviews
A chance encounter between a woman and a young girl hitching a ride.
songerk
In: Novel Excerpt 5 reviews
Katie Songer, thirty-three and newly engaged, is finally escaping her fractured childhood. But when her alcoholic father is diagnosed with cancer, his needs threaten to derail her newfound happiness.
mattmyth
In: Short Story 5 reviews
Junkies are the worst. Um, Aren't they?
ldtodd75
In: Short Story 4 reviews
A soldier working the wintry Montana missile field discovers something magical in the gloom.
MissWindUpBird
In: Short Story 4 reviews
A short story about a major turning point in a teenage girl's life. Dysfunctional family included.
PatManhattan
In: Novel Excerpt 4 reviews
His corporate employers make a suspicious offer to a young chemist...
HeavyLiquid
In: Short Story 4 reviews
A boy seeks the help of a witch to make peace with his deceased mother.
PatManhattan
In: Novel Excerpt 3 reviews
He's a research chemist. Perfectly normal guy, though he does have a rather obsessive monologue running in his head.
Paul Fassett
In: Short Story 5 reviews
A teenager ruthlessly picked on for being different is forced into a situation that in the blink of an eye spirals out of control, and leaves him helpless to circumstance.
lauraroxie
In: Short Story 7 reviews
A depression era story of a young girl and her mother struggling to keep the life they have together intact.