Short Fiction

Stained Glass

eva_theotherone

Crash.
Nicholas jerked his head up at the sound, the word ‘hypothesis’ left unfinished on his paper.
His grip on his pencil tightened.
He hated blood. And he hated Alex... [+]

Short Fiction

A Day in the Life of Duchess

Kathryn Dover

Being a cat isn’t easy during these times, especially when there are humans around.
I remember the day I first rescued my human. I don’t remember anything about my real family, my mother and... [+]

Short Fiction

The Deep End

Alex

Upon seeing the diving board, Jack performed the Eddy test. That is Jack looked at his friend Eddy and made sure he wasn’t the only one unimpressed.
“Huh,” Eddy said, “maybe it turns... [+]

Short Fiction

Looks Like Rain

jordanroth

It was raining when I left. The heat drained from my cheeks and I welcomed the drench, pairing with my shame the way only rain can. As I walked home, the shame remained, but it folded in on itself... [+]

Short Fiction

The Path to Peace

Paulina

As the teleporter transported me to the spaceship emitting the distress signal, it became clear that its inside was as bad as its outside. Scarlet sirens blared rhythmically. I heard hurried footsteps... [+]

Short Fiction

Invisible

Jason Rickett

Another small town day, and he was still invisible. Further down the strip mall alleyway access where they leaned against the building, there were other invisibles, hiding behind their shopping carts... [+]

Short Fiction

Move Along

H.B.C.

The days couldn’t manage to become any more miserable or dour, could they? Drysalio Cervera sulked, swiping away the pile of expensive books that lay sprawled across his desk.
Books fo... [+]

Short Fiction

A Week After the Fall

Antrell de Facto

You’re a single father with an 11-year old son who learned to lie faster than he learned how to tie his own shoes. On the couch embroidered in permanent marker forged “on accident” years ago by... [+]

Creative Nonfiction

Midnight Run

Zach Belle

On a brisk Halloween night in Maine, the crisp air flowed all around. Timi Finkl  and his friends went trick or treating for some candy. Little did they know one of the areas most wanted criminals... [+]

Short Fiction

Dan's Icy Road to Success

Aiden D

Dan was a gold medalist for the Netherlands alpine skiing team. He was the best on the team and made a great salary One day, when he went to the doctor for his yearly check-up, the doctor found... [+]

Short Fiction

A Bold Heart

Blytzbyrn

It was his boots that came into view first. Large, brown, well-worn leather ones. The little girl in the corner held her breath as they walked past. She didn’t want to be found. More shoes followed... [+]

Short Fiction

Animal Courage

David Fallon

“I won’t let it happen again,” the dog said with the kind of authority dog’s liked to project when they were faced with injustice. The cat was dubious.
“What exactly do you think you... [+]

Short Fiction

The Radiant Flight

dar.wins

Legend has it that the weary sun brings about the longest night, and at such a time the Radiant Bird shall rise to rejuvenate the sun, delivering a yearlong blessing. In a small town surrounded by a... [+]

Short Fiction

Soro River

Rai

There’s a long road, 9 miles to be exact, that leads down to Soro River. The water is always rushing to it’s basin, white caps gracing the surface like topping on a meringue pie. The water is... [+]

Short Fiction

The Healer

Authorezrifarnum

Serilda walks along the road, her white gown sweeping the ground as she makes her way toward the town center. The center is marked by a giant silver beast of a building, the agreed middle point... [+]

Short Fiction

Scratch

Ellis Bryson

A growling noise roused her from her thoughts and she lowered her sword toward the threat. Due to the darkness, she hadn’t seen what it was immediately, but when her eyes finally made it out, fea... [+]