Brunch in San Francisco can be a stressful experience.
This is a true story of my niece, her abuse, alcoholism, paralysis and death. This is a re-submission.
Chris, a middle-aged accountant, goes into work on Christmas Eve. An average day's work may just change his life.
In a ravaged war zone a family is stuck inside a former gated community. Their food supplies is running low, the daughter is suffering from a lung disease. All in all a happy story.
Young girl from an abusive family has an accident.
We meet the narrator's dealer and another, longer, interaction with his mom.
We meet Rick, the narrator's best friend, and then onto Rachel's for a plot point that's the building block for events to come.
Guilt and a mysterious letter bring our narrator back to the scene of a horrible accident that was their fault.
We briefly meet the narrator's mother and his chair.
Holly Bella Toschi
A two-part continuation of "The Hand of Fate"
We are introduced to the narrator's little cousin, MJ.
A non-Dickensian Irish Xmas tale though not without morality or mirth.
Please see the latest revision of this story here: http://litreactor.com/workshop/sub/mermaid-revised
Nate buys a Christmas present for the homeless girl who lives under a bridge, Cain is less than thrilled.
A short story about a young man spending some time at a resort, trying to escape the mundane stressful life that most people are living.
Amelia was my first love and she left a dead dog in my car.
Ruminations upon nights out and human desire, structured loosely as a 'concerto'. Focusing on the carnal nature of the ritualised act of 'going out'.
A coming of age story about a weak young man who discovers his masculinity when pushed into an uncomfortable situation.
A boy falls in and out of trouble.
A student searches for his younger sister after a school riot is sparked by the announcement of a new ice age.
A teenage boy faces temptation from a taboo source, during a violent night spent with someone he thought was his friend.
A boy recalls his childhood home, and some of the trouble he got himself into.
Bruce Mark Johnson
This is the start of what may become a short story.
A man suffered an accident, and now lives in disability. Because he can't afford anything fancy, he has to live in a community housing
A group of six short poems I've been toying with.