Short Fiction

We Will Always Be


When I was in Grade Eight at Lakeview Elementary School in Regina, Saskatchewan, our teacher, Mr. Graham, used a miniature hand-cranked generator to demonstrate electrical current for us. We all held ... [+]

Short Fiction

Stars in the River


“A healthy baby boy! Congratulations!”
Miriam looked up at the doctor and gave a forced smile.
The doctor sat down beside her bed. “You must be pretty tired.”
Miriam ... [+]

Short Fiction

The Monstrance

The Muse

She summoned the courage to approach the altar, bowing her head to see the plaid of her skirt grazing red carpet. There, she heard the whispered calling of undulating silk robes and the mournful sighs ... [+]

Short Fiction

Who’s Afraid of Vampire Bats?

Heloiza Barbosa

“My mom was bitten by a vampire bat! For real! Mom, please mom, tell the story.” My nine years old child insisted with pride. She wanted to impress her friends, as she had seen myself doing many ... [+]

Short Fiction

Lilac And Oliver


In another universe, much like this one, lies a world where everyone has a soulmate. In this world, everyone is born with a black mark on their body signaling the first place their soulmate will touch ... [+]

Short Fiction

The Feel Of An Olive Pit

Marie-Louise Mills

Her fingers are now knurled like the branches of an oak tree in winter. Those once graceful hands, united her with piano keys, and paint brushes to create an impact of her life and living is now a ... [+]

Short Fiction

In the Water


It was a reunion of sorts. The eight of us had spent a week together the previous winter, sailing around the Grenadines on a time-share catamaran. It was Grayson and me, Ben and Alicia, and two othe ... [+]

Short Fiction

The Cardboard Castle

Catia le Brit

It had been a mild Spring, Cool, gusty winds had kept the air feeling alive, fresh, almost disguising the lack of rain. The mild weather had not lasted. Weather-beaten faces looked to the sky, hoping ... [+]

Short Fiction



“Why?” She screamed, “Why are you doing this? You know you don’t have to!”
“I know” I responded calmly in a barely audible whisper. “I know I don’t have to but it will be ... [+]

Short Fiction

The Robotic Chaotic Catastrophe


The alarm buzzed, “beep, beep, beep, beep,” as the sun shone down through my bedroom window. It was a normal day, and like all normal days. I smacked the snooze button and I was up.
”Get ... [+]

Short Fiction

Favors Undone


Yellow light pushes through old plastic domes on the ceiling. Streaks of rain on the window glow at the edges with color from a traffic light hanging outside the apartment. Red... yellow... green ... [+]

Short Fiction

Holographic Nursery Rhymes


Humpty Dumpty was described by his peers as a well-rounded, anthropomorphic sphere of worldly proportions. Over the years he had let himself go, sagged and gotten a little ellipsoidal—a bit eggy as ... [+]

Short Fiction

Deja Vu


Have you ever had a feeling where you feel like something happened and it’s an ongoing memory? Like Deja Vu? Or kinda like nostalgia? Yeah me too. But the difference is that mine won’t stop. There ... [+]

Short Fiction

The Ideomotor Effect

Simon Wood

While I wait for news, and now my hands have stopped shaking, I want to record the incident that happened tonight.
My parents had gone into London to see an opera and still aren’t back at ... [+]

Short Fiction



We all wonder from time to time if there is truly someone out there for us. It's what they would call, "SOULMATE". When I was younger, I use to dream about when and where I would finally meet my ... [+]

Short Fiction

The Pendant


I pick it up, stare at it and try. To forget what I had lost. To let go. It wasn't easy but I knew I could not hold onto something that wasn't there anymore. It all began a long time back. A time when ... [+]