Short Fiction

Dark Coffee Boat

Oge Ogbogu

The crying was overwhelming. The sound rung in my ears like when the church bells sang. Laughter flowered out of Her lips, blooming into the jubilant sound I hear. Her hair tangled like a bird’s ... [+]

Short Fiction

The Tumultuous Lullaby

Evan Smith

Dimensional rifts are common.
In fact, they are so common that in many universes they are not noticed anymore. Dimensional rifts are the cosmic connections from one universe to another, o ... [+]

Short Fiction

Fish Hooks Cafe

Kath Richards

A rainy weekend was a rarity in Clarence. For most of the year, the sun was relentless in its barrage on the town, reflecting off the green surface of the man-made lake and the otherwise arid ... [+]

Short Fiction

Hear Her Scream

Rhea Kumar

I did not want to write this out. I do not want to write this out. That’s the difference between me and other writers: I do not want to do this. The therapist said it would help. I call bull crap on ... [+]

Short Fiction

Art of Freedom

Nghi Le

The clock struck once. The man released me of my shackles and I was delighted! Overwhelming feelings of glee flowed through me as I skipped towards the cafeteria. Oh, how I could already picture the ... [+]

Short Fiction


Drew Bell

The farm manager called at quarter to twelve with a request. The conversation concluded with the buzz of a dial tone, and the two laborers sat momentarily in silence.
One was a man of about ... [+]

Short Fiction

Nobody Tells You

Trevor Pratt

I never learned his name. Never got a chance to properly thank him. Five years later and here I am, wondering if he ever knew.
Five years ago today, I was stepping off a subway in New York with ... [+]

Short Fiction

The Disappearance of Colby J

Cameron Noval

The crowd cried out for an encore as Colby left the stage. It was the last show of his world tour, and he wasn’t about to leave them less than satisfied. He came back on stage with a fire in his ... [+]

Short Fiction

Air Thief

Julia Hackstaff

The moment I turned the corner of our street the sweet scent of Mexican marigold inundated my head and a crisp and nostalgic chill ran up and down my spine and out through each one of my limbs... My ... [+]

Short Fiction

late night texts

Lucas Zuehl

Today 12:47 AM
hey caleb, are you up?
Today 1:06 AM
ok well I thought I would be able to tell you this tonight, and believe me I tried, but you said you had to go so ... [+]

Short Fiction

I'm Not a Rebel

Ellie Smith

I sit against the gnarled old willow tree staring at the book in my hands but seeing only my priscilla pink nails. The ludicrousness of it has finally hit me. Why spend a few hours making sure all my ... [+]

Short Fiction

The Point Shoes

Nicole Newman

The point shoes that she had worn in her ballet classes had not aptly prepared her for the tiptoeing that she would need to do throughout her life.
Carpets made of eggshells and roads paved ... [+]

Short Fiction

The End Of Stories

Scott Cummings

The day they dropped/the end of stories
Once upon a time, a boy lived by the seaside. His family lived modestly and took great joy in what little they had. While his father was out fishing ... [+]

Short Fiction

A Walk On Pointless Grounds

Joshua Saville

It was midday and Joseph was at the end of an arduous drive. As the sedan pulled along the final stretches of the meticulously kept brick road and hedgerows, a sigh of relief escaped from him upon ... [+]

Short Fiction

On Fanta Peak

Talia Johnson

Everyone around me is crying. The soft background noise of sniffling and tissues crumpling is the only thing keeping me in my seat as some old woman sobs at the pulpit. My tie is choking me. I only ... [+]

Short Fiction

Harvest Moon

Sabin Bottomstone

His mother told him a story, once. A story told to her by her mother, and to her mother by her father, stretching all the way back to the moment their family came to be.
He’s heard stories ... [+]