6 votes   60 readings 5 min
“Are we there yet?”

“Not yet, dear.” I responded, “Just a few more minutes, okay?”

“Okay!”

The day started off as any other day, the sun was shining ... [+]

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Short Fiction Contest 2019 - Short Story
1 vote   2 readings 3 min
The attic was a mess. Piles and piles of rusted knick-knacks, worn-out books, and moth-ridden clothing took up the majority of the cramped room, leaving only a small path from the ladder to the other ... [+]

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Short Fiction Contest 2019 - Short Story
0 vote   2 readings 5 min

Seeds

Davi, ago

“This is a tale about how all things end, the story given by his ladyship who will watch us go. It is an epic on the reunion bathed in extinction and consummated by sorrow. So make your beds, and ... [+]

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Short Fiction Contest 2019 - Short Story
0 vote   0 readings 1 min

Wall

Jen, ago

Muscles tensed. Eyes slitted and glaring, although with hatred or fear it is difficult to know. Spittle flying along with invectives.

I am a wall. I am a wall. I am a wall.

I am... [+]

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Short Fiction Contest 2019 - Short Story
0 vote   5 readings 5 min
Jerome's after-school routine was simple, efficient, and mechanical. As soon as he stepped off the bus, he was already unzipping his coat so that he could slip out of it by the time he reached the ... [+]

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Short Fiction Contest 2019 - Short Story
0 vote   1 readings 5 min
Just around sundown, Tina burst into Justin’s apartment and informed him that he needed to stop whatever he was doing because something big had just come up. Startled, Justin set down his cereal ... [+]

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Short Fiction Contest 2019 - Short Story
0 vote   0 readings 3 min
Slipping on your rain boots for the first time, they’re heavier than you remember; it makes you wonder, how will you get through the day? You knew it wouldn’t be easy, what with the first downpour... [+]

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Short Fiction Contest 2019 - Short Story
0 vote   2 readings 5 min
Meghana swam through her mother’s make-up collection, swishing off specks of silver as they burned into her skin. I warmed the flat iron and twisted each lock of my straightened curls. Steam ... [+]

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Short Fiction Contest 2019 - Short Story
0 vote   1 readings 5 min
My father’s last words to me were “Catalina, estás llena de gracia, comparte tu espíritu.” Or, “Catalina you are full of grace, share your spirit.” He wrote these in the form of a letter ... [+]

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Short Fiction Contest 2019 - Short Story
0 vote   3 readings 5 min
Moon-Face had lived among us for many summer days, but nobody actually knew her name. She just appeared one night, like a fox who had scavenged one dead city and had now moved on to another. We ... [+]

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Short Fiction Contest 2019 - Short Story
3 votes   3 readings 1 min
You ever bury someone? How about bury a priest? How about bury a priest as a fucking detention? I have. Do you know what's it like to be sent into your high school chapel, thinking you'll be doing ... [+]

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Short Fiction Contest 2019 - Short Story
3 votes   10 readings 5 min

Connected

Ace, ago

There is a species of jellyfish that exists just in one lake on this entire planet. Every morning, before the sun rises, these jellyfish travel to the surface of the lake so that algae that live ... [+]

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Short Fiction Contest 2019 - Short Story
20 votes   112 readings 5 min

Ecdysis

Peter, ago

“Yeah,” Darius said into the phone as Jessica, the receptionist, made no attempt to disguise her eavesdropping. “I just finished the work-trade shift and will take a class with Hannah. After, ... [+]

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Short Fiction Contest 2019 - Short Story
0 vote   6 readings 5 min
On his way out the door to a meeting with a client, the husband said, “We should have a baby,” and the wife, pointing to one of the windows that overlooked the driveway, said, “We already have ... [+]

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Short Fiction Contest 2019 - Short Story
0 vote   15 readings 3 min
Flipping through the pages of her journal, she looked for signs of development. Did she accomplish what she set out to do?

Flips page.

If a stranger were to read her entries, ... [+]

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Short Fiction Contest 2019 - Short Story
4 votes   9 readings 5 min

Obligations

Will Dean, ago

My mother is a worrier, and my father doesn't say much. Sometimes I worry that I am too similar to them, but I rarely talk about it.
In elementary school there was a poster on the wall that read... [+]

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Short Fiction Contest 2019 - Short Story
0 vote   3 readings 1 min
Thousands of noises buzzing inside Paul's ears all at once; the endless flow of the crowds, the intoxicating scent of pretzels and hot dogs spicing the air. Paul and his father made it to their seats ... [+]

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Short Fiction Contest 2019 - Short Story
0 vote   3 readings 3 min

The Sunshine State

Ell, ago

Our new house really felt like a home, with cockroaches and two pit bulls and a palm tree and a chain-link fence. On that first day, I heated up a can of kidney beans for breakfast and ate it sitting ... [+]

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Short Fiction Contest 2019 - Short Story