20   1598 readings 1 min

Venom

Allison Midgett, ago

How does one god kill another? I contemplate this as I sit perched on my web, tucked beneath the shadow of the birdbath. He makes his rounds, scrupulously inspecting each row of tulips before ... [+]

PSU New beginnings
5   717 readings 1 min
I am the superhero of the supermarket. Shoppers look at me oddly as I dodge through the produce section or cut down the pasta aisle. But I help those in need—the blind guy who shops by himself, ... [+]

Edmonton International Airport 2017 - Short Stories
4   358 readings 1 min

The Capital

Mhingston, ago

He had a diploma. He had ideas. He had time on his hands. He started a blog.

He had the knack. He followed the conversations. He enjoyed the process. He wrote strong entries with weak ... [+]

Edmonton International Airport 2017 - Short Stories
414   3223 readings 1 min

Exile

Sonia Warczincela, ago

It was dangling there, hanging from a nail in the wall on a little copper-plated hemp string. It shone softly with a crystalline silver reflection, almost translucent. Sometimes, when through the ... [+]

Winner - Jury Selection
Grand Prix Hiver 2018
53   4516 readings 1 min
Bashir looked at the sunlight coming in through the window. The weather was magnificent, but he was forced to wait here, in the shade of the big boarders’ dining hall at Mimosa School.

... [+]

103   7061 readings 1 min
You laugh from your throat, that’s true. But we don’t really know where the laugh comes from.
What I think, is that right down at the bottom of our stomachs, hidden deep down in the ... [+]

47   8197 readings 1 min
Paul is one of the kids in my class.

Paul always sits by himself at the back of the class. He has big green glasses, looks shy and has such a trembling voice that he sounds as if he’s... [+]

29   1669 readings 1 min

A Blade for Running

Sandra Dullin, ago

There are about sixty teenagers gathered in the main square for the 10K race. They are all wearing different colored bibs according to the charities they represent. Adam has met up with Martin and ... [+]

45   1654 readings 1 min

Felix’s Dream Life

Anne-Marie R., ago

Felix jumped up onto the sofa and, lying full length against his master, began to purr noisily to show how contented he was. His master stopped reading and began to stroke him, delighting in sinking ... [+]

18   1419 readings 1 min

The Water of Courage

Oneminmore, ago

“What are you waiting for?” asked Sophie with an amused smile.
“It’s cold!” protested her cousin Claudia.
The shivering teenager was standing hesitantly at the water’s edge, trying ... [+]