Short Fiction

The Tiger Talk

Stephen Hundley

Royals Primary has the second grade corralled into the gym. 
“What you want to do,” I tell the kids, “is draw a mask that looks a lot like your face. As close as you can get it, except... [+]


Short Fiction

Disappearing Acts

Erin Kirsh

When she left, Anita took Mom’s valise, the round one with the wooden handle from Eaton’s department store. Mom was furious. She’d had it on hold at the store for weeks while she earned enough... [+]


Children's

The Big BOO!

Sibylla Nash

There’s something in my closet. Its raspy monster breath makes my curtains flutter at night. I tell my mom, but she says it’s just the sound of the wind whispering secrets to the moon.... [+]


Children's

The Balloon Lady

Rebecca van den Ham

I was sad, oh so sad,
All alone in my pain.
Thankfully that was when 
The Balloon Lady came.
I had hung my head down
And let out a groan,
When I saw a foot standing 
Right next to... [+]


Children's

One Gum Bubble

Rolli

All Julie did was toss a piece of bubble gum into her mouth, one day. Honey plum-plum flavor. Her favorite. And then...
She blew ONE GUM BUBBLE.
That’s it.
It may not sound like much... [+]


Short Fiction

Maggie and Mary

L.N.Hunter

First thing every day, I count out the same colorful cocktail of medications into Mother’s four containers: morning, midday, evening meal and nighttime. Two pink pills shortly after waking up, and... [+]