There at the emergency room, they were told that the hospital policy accepted patients who were at least clinging to life. They were turned away and the flustered paramedics would mill over that de...
This is a short story about hope and determination to achieve spring in your life's autumn.It's a fiction story,so resemblance to any plot or novel can be just coincidence.
Two men, enemies for years, share a complicated history, parts of which each has blocked from his memory. The time has come for both to remember, one to be freed and the other to go. Word count 934
God created season for many reasons. The seasons come in cycles offering variety, and understanding and appreciating God's order of nature.
God loves children and has a special relationship with them. He expects Christian adults to nurture and protect them and pass on to each child a godly heritage. That includes not only our own offspring but all the children of this world. They belong to God and we are his stewards to care for them.
Flash fiction is a creative writing form that's hard to define; in this article, I provide examples of flash fiction, including some analysis of how it's characterized by more than just its length.
Sometimes wishes do come true! A Christmas short story. Brenda always wanted a traditional Christmas, but sadly never had the chance. Till now.
Bobby Blank confronts a thick fog and believes he could catch it...if it only stopped moving. Here's a story of trying to reach something unattainable, yet discovering the fun of doing so.
Just a short poem I wrote for Poetry Month comparing cruel or hurtful words to rose thorns, and a few additional haiku about roses.
The Unhappy Princess A long time ago, in a land no longer remembered, there was a kingdom in which lived the saddest princess in all the world. Why was she so unhappy? Well, I'll tell you, but you may be surprised to hear it, for her sadness...
A real story of a mountainous fairy encounter from the Appalachian Mountain region of West Virginia.
A retired school teacher receives three visitations which were each the delivery of a morbid and horrifying object. When put together, they become the key to an even larger mystery. (Word count-)
When morning prayers begin hopeful and confident we sometimes slip into anxiety and doubt as soon as difficulties arise. The practice of gratitude humbles us and makes our faith grow.
Billy is living in the land of the Ishi, creatures with intelligence and the ability to speak. A terrible witch makes life miserable, even deadly. The Ishi and humans form an alliance to fight back.
Flash Fiction: Physicist Dr. Simon Morton invents a time machine and goes back to 1865 to prevent the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. He succeeds. Or does he? Sci-Fi time travel story.
Two men, war pals and fishing buddies, have a relationship cemented by one heroic act. Can the favor be returned when the enemy is unknown, hidden and very, very hungry? Word Count 1741
A message from adult me to my little girl self which seeks to reassure and comfort her knowing the pain her loss of innocence.
Written by my mother during an air raid, in the shelter at Finsbury Square. Published in honour of her memory, for the centenary of her birth on 2nd August 1917.
Road signs are a great way to alert drivers to upcoming obstacles and changes to roadways. If there were signs to indicate major life events, obstacles, and which decisions were best for you, life could just get a little bit easier for you. Or could it?
It is 2467. The space ship Tereshkova finds a planet with 21st century technology has interstellar capability. The crew is obliged to make contact.
Three were chosen. Their task was to watch the cemetery and signal the vampire population should the fateful day come that would release a terror such as the world had never seen. (word count 1205)
An old man spends his days shuffling around the city in search of the lost wealth of her citizens. For 30 years, he had persistently sought and found the lost coins, but for what purpose? (1260 words)
Nearly every child undergoes a number of formative experiences before reaching adolescence. It is impossible to gauge which of these will impact, in an uplifting or dispiriting influence
A young woman's life is transformed by the decisions she makes. Marybeth finds freedom, strength, and self-confidence through the making of her own decisions—with courage, for better or for worse.
The heavy set snitch said nothing as his dark face somehow reddened. Cruz drove up in down the street in cold silence. He figured he'd stay quiet for about an hour no matter what chubby does or says.
Death would have been blessed if it was a double homicide where no one was guaranteed to survive. The bullets racing toward a vital organ and making the victim or victims collapse to the cement gaspin
Josephine overhears a conversation about the arrest of cousins for selling scrap metal to the Japanese before the war and the possibility of their daughter living with Josephine's family.
This poem is dedicated to the families, friends, mothers, fathers, and siblings who are faced with the gut-wrenching decision of ending another's life
Two men battle to the top of a mountain on a quest for domination. Through blood, sweat, and tears they come to a mutual realization about man's relation to man. Word count-480
Anna Wronski and daughter Gita are separated by continent in 1939 under mysterious circumstances. In her old age, Anna still searches for six year old Gita.
Roethke's villanelle is full of mystery and explores the nature of human identity. We think by feeling.What is there to know? Life is for living so learn by going where to go. A philosophical message.
Love is that divine gift to humanity which has its own language of expression. Love is active within us and looks at the world from the third eye....our sixth sense. Follow the voice of love to reach its creator. Love is blind, it doesn't differentiate between class, colour and creed. Love is pure.
Chambers knew that every visit to the autopsy room reaffirmed a detective's need for a mental buffer between the living and the dead. The freezer held more than a dozen bodies just waiting for the dis
Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes in an operating room? This story will tell you about a typical day for a circulating nurse in the operating room.
People who have Venus in Aquarius need a lot of freedom in their relationships, as shown by my fictional couple. Check the link to see what sign your Venus is in!
One day strolling through the park, Ellie met a handsome young man named Mark. She batted her eyelashes at him and he bought her flowers. They fell madly in love. "You must meet my beautiful daughters, Sophie and Emma," he said, "You will love...
Ben met Sybil at the library where she worked. For six months they dated, although, strangely, she didn’t know where he lived. That might have been here first clue not to trust him.
This is a little piece of nonsense that came to me as I was sorting socks. It was inspired by the same problem at our house. This flash fiction is suitable for children.
A short story of betrayal. The entire village turns on their back on their healer Abigail and her lover Sarah upon accusations of witchcraft by a stranger who recently arrived in their village.
Many years ago, the Daily Telegraph ran a competition to write a story or essay in exactly 50 words, no more, no less. Here are a few of my 50-word essays.
Lies can hurt more than just our feelings. They can hurt our good name and our careers. Read about my experience with a compulsive liar.
"I think I should explain here, that the flesh represents ignorance and, thus, as we dance and break the thong loose, it is as if we were being freed from the bonds of the flesh. " —Black Elk
When I was six, I wanted the first thing I ever truly wanted. It glimmered and shone and dominated my every thought. I truly believed I would have it.
Brian expected that when he went into to the Twin Towers that Tuesday morning, he would never be seen again. But he never planned for Kate to be there with him.
The road is rough and full of peril. But Jake needs to go through it to get to his destination. However, an old man is in his way.
Loneliness is one of the most pervasive plagues of the human condition. Yet, it is often one of the most difficult subjects for society as a whole to address. These stories focus upon sources of isolation
The young dead black woman from the city projects was beaten and then raped. Her mother worked several jobs to pay the bills and save for her only daughter's college. Living in the housing projects wa
When flood of rain threatens to wash away her colony and queen, one brave ant risks her life to try and save it all. A short story revealing the perspective of ants and their life.
Amazing things are happening for Ivy now that her cousin James and Aunt Gwen are by her side and participating in her recovery. Thomas Gimmler seeks to rebuild his life, beginning with his marriage.
They look as if they're alive, flickering in the night sky. Where did the stars came from? Here is a Filipino legend on how the stars came to be the stars that fascinates us.
The doctor walked away from the casket and stopped at the wooden doors. On each side of the doors were pools of holy water designated for dipping. She wiped her hands on her jeans and then put a finge
Joey Orsino works for one of the New York City crime families. He gets busted dumping a body into the harbor, and the cops make him a potentially deadly offer....Joey's boss for Joey's freedom.
Seventeen year old Maddy returns to the place where a tragedy occurred the year before, a tragedy for which she feels personally responsible. Will the visit bring healing or renew the grief?
Controversial cockfighting still exists in certain cultures and countries, depite having been outlawed. This is the true story of one of those involved in the sport and the fate that he met.
In this short ghost story with a twist ending, a man, haunted by dark memories, spends forty years living alone on an isolated farm. One autumn day, he discovers another presence in his home that forces him to face the secrets of his past.
Flash fiction. The food baron specialized in love potions, but he definitely didn't appear available to a town a hungry women. But every man meets his match.
That made eight dead Uber drivers in the Park City since August. Of course they were all female and all unsolved. The murders had their own signatures, two were a beating to death, three were rape-mu
Comedy and funny story about the fish that got away. My favorite funny story about fishing with my uncle.
The Flash and Captain Cold come to a mutual understanding--of the intimate kind. Slash. Fluff. Cuteness.
A few locals pitch themselves against a dangerous transnational whose owners will stop at nothing to cover incriminating evidence and eliminate any known witnesses.
A fiction within a fiction. The character Belmonte Segic discovers an Internet piece on the literary device "irony" and runs with it.
Sonnets, both English and Italian, are interesting forms of poetry. I find them both challenging and interesting to write but every sonnet I have written seems to have crime or suspense as a theme.
Do you have a dream? Is there something that lies deep within your heart that you want to pursue? This is a story about hope, dreams and catching your star.
This is a short story about a young lonely man and how he found companionship in the lonely Sikhote-Alin mountain range. Enjoy
He watched the white hare race across the field and though he had tried to forget, still he remembered the legend that told of women who changed into hares... - a short story by Eva Weggelaar
The bride wore black and the wedding goes on over Mama's objections and literally over Mama. A beleaguered couple get final revenge on a controlling mother. Don't get any bright ideas now, you hear!
Four fictional individuals are invited to share their opinions and feelings on President Andrew Jackson, who served from 1829 to 1837.
The popular saint Francis of Assisi created one of the most beautiful prayers of Christianity, a mediation on peace.
This is a fictional Journal entry written in the voice of a young woman on the trail of tears. The journal entry is fiction however, the facts in the entry are true.
What I Did at the End of Our Street is not biographical. It is however, a rather graphic expose on one of our society’s greatest problems.
This is an uplifting Father's Day pass-time. It shows how a child values the time a parent spends with him or her, and even the forgiving nature of children after an oversight that hurts the child.
Child sexual abuse is perhaps the worst offense a human being can commit. Given that strong statment, it is incomprehensible for mentally healthy people to believe that child sexual abuse is prevalent in society, and it has always been so. Some...
Design is a traditional sonnet, with a twist, that explores the nature of intelligent design and questions whether or not that design is malevolent. A spider, a moth's wings and a flower are involved
Boys grow into men. Not all of them learn the lessons of life correctly, but some cannot help but see life differently than others. The Deep South in the 60's.
Cloe Ludlow is being discharged and spends her last day making thank you cards and says goodbye to Dr. Wong. Two days later she faces evil.
The strange and spooky tale of Nera at Samhain (aka Halloween), including folklore, history, and customs. Includes "The Hosting of the Sidhe" by William Butler Yeats.
Mary Little Deer could still hear his promise after almost thirty summers. "I will cross many rivers to find you." That dearest of all voices was still in her heart, as fresh and young as it was then.
This is the conclusion to Paradise Gateway. It is about Carter Bascom, the famous wood carver of Apple Valley.
Three flash fiction stories on the theme of war, exploring bravery, despair, resilience and consequences. Is battle as glorious as it is claimed, or merely a catalyst of destruction and human misery?
You would think a quick trip to an old folks home would be easy wouldn't you? But sometimes things are not what they seem!
Two short stories exploring the impact of bullying, both in terms of domestic domination and abuse about personal appearance
A short, fictional tale about two young lovers who knew they had been together in other incarnations. They felt a strange attraction from the minute they laid eyes on each other! But being together before did not solve all their problems, there was still work to do!
God is our Creator. Sometimes he allows pieces of our lives to fall apart. When we entrust ourselves to Him, He will put all the pieces of our lives back together, either now or in eternity.
A man's home has been invaded by unknown prowlers. Unwilling to give up the ship, He chooses a hiding place with no way out. Word Count-936
The only opportunity she could jump at to study was when her brother was having Chinese lessons with the family tutor. My grandmother would sit quietly at the far end of the long rectangular dining table, across her brother and tutor, listening intently. In fact, this training taught her to read and write her Chinese upside down
Challenges inspire us to go beyond our boundaries. This is a reply to a photo prompt and is a modern twist on a well-known fairy tale.
The emotive crest of a man contemplating suicide came in cold moments. Curtis had a pistol on the dresser with only one bullet in the chamber. It was all he needed....
Butterflies are beautiful, day-flying insects which feeds primarily on nectars. That's why these graceful, fluttery insects loves visiting flower gardens. But where did butterflies came from?
While soaking in a hot tub, a young woman struggles with self-love while contemplating a symbolic tattoo. The story is allegorically connected to the self-pollinating Chinese Orchid for a twist that brings growth.
Navin was a drone. That is not to say that he was a continuous low hum or a remote controlled airplane but that he was a stingerless male honeybee with one purpose in life.
I was sitting on a bench in my college and had a picture in my book that captured my attention and i came up with this idea :P
The first part of a Fantasy Novella. About a Queen, her general and lover, and a fallen King consumed by hatred.
How do we look back on things in our life that stand out. The way we treated people who are no longer with us? Is is with regret or can we truly say we did the best we knew how?
Tamisha Bradford-Landen was the fifth child and only daughter of Conrad and Betsy Bradford. Tamisha married to Calvin Landen, mother of one baby and a second on the way.
Arthur was a giant slayer, that is to say, he would be as soon as he found a giant to slay. His searching leads him to Wilmington where he uses his two staves to save the village.
This short story is an mashup alternative ending to the short stories No One’s a Mystery by Elizabeth Tallent and Teenage Wasteland by Anne Tyler, based on the song Carousel by Linkin Park.
Mason Anderson was a pioneer in spaceflight. His trip into space was designed to open the door on a new era of enlightenment in society.
Some fictional characters take on a life of their own. Check out Kevin Capricorn Wang IV's poetry and musings.
A fictional tale about two Venus in Virgo people, who wonder if a platonic relationship can successfully change into a romantic one. What do you think? I'd like to hear!
A short story that was written from the point of view of a young woman living through the outbreak of Word War II. The story is written in the format of a diary entry.
This really is the ideal venue for revenge, isn’t it? Them together. Me watching from the kitchen with all the food and drink they will consume this night at my fingertips.
A cub reporter story by Scott Gese. Cub reporter Scott is assigned to cover a publicity stunt by the tourist town of Saragosa. He'll be a passenger on a crowded stagecoach. It's a humorous adventure.
A school inspector had ultimate authority, so when he planned a visit to a school, who should be more afraid, the teacher or the students?
Some people seem to draw trouble like a magnet while others avoid it constantly. Steve was definitely magnetic!
Alas! Sometimes things are not what they appear to the uninformed observer. If you were just a casual observer and had not had intimate knowledge of the circumstances, the truth might not obvious.
According to Luke 15, there are four lost things and people. However, people often count only three of them. READ this article to see that you, too, could be lost.
This is a story provided by my Higher Self - which some people call God - to my little self in my book 'Divine Dialogue - How to hold a conversation with God. Done via Automatic Writing.
Heyoka is the Lakota equivalent of a sacred clown. They were thunder shamans, representing the mysterious dual-aspect of nature and the cosmos. Their tactics were seemingly foolhardy and ridiculous, but they were revered by their people as powerful and wise.
A fictional tale about a Venus in Leo couple who likes to show off, but they are so charming and generous, it's easy to overlook such a tiny fault. Find out what astrology sign your Venus is in!
A good heart is not enough. Good intentions are not enough. Sometimes there is nothing that can be done that will turn out the way you want. Wisdom is the hard-won state of acceptance.
Recovering from the shock of a home invasion, couple Steph and Mark decide to join a house swap site thinking that a week in Paris will heal their relationship, only to find their trip to a nightmare
A tribute to Kevin John Shenko, my stepson who expired on the 13th of August 2017 at the hands of his own son John Shenko III. This was written for Kevin’s father John Shenko II.
If we totally depend on God; make Him the center of our lives; share everything with Him - joys and sorrows and trust Him completely do we become True Devotees? This story teaches a lot...
From time to time, each of us wonders what might have been had romantic interest in someone panned out rather than fizzled out. When they return from the past, anything can happen.
This fictional tale describes what its like to fall in love with a person who has Venus in Scorpio, what are you getting into? A sexy, romantic, jealous and passionate ride! Read on!
These talented floral artists have taken inspiration from much loved or well known hymns to interpret their favorite hymns by placing them between the legends of their town, Swaffham in North Norfolk.
This is a story about a woman who is unhappy with her life. She forms a strange relationship with her reflection in a very special mirror.
After a month and a half of tormenting grief and despondency, Ivy shakes her fist at God and turns a corner. Dr. Wong himself is depressed, alarming his family. He pays a special visit to the chapel.
Josephine becomes frightened upon learning the scope of t, remains frustrated with not being allowed to learn more and struggles with becoming an adult. Jeremy still avoids her and seems angry.
The story of my restaurant date gone wrong, plus tips for handling your own dining out issues, should they occur.
When I come to town, rolling through like a stone that has been dislodged on the side of a hill, it may look like a random, bouncing stone, but there is purpose. (Word Count 1220)
I always thought Pepper knew some things I'd like to know. One cold December night, he decided to show me some of them. My life was never the same after that night.
When the Expected becomes Unexpected and Romance Carries the Day - A short story of romantic intrigue, playfulness, and unbridled passion
The memories of the murder he committed came rushing back like rats fleeing a basement after a pipe burst. He wanted to be judged by his peers and not by God. He wanted to be taken alive and he wanted
"Stray" is a short story about a small black kitten who is abandoned time and time again before finally finding a loving home. A must read for all cat lovers.
With the extreme sufferings of Paul the Apostle, it's mind-boggling to witness his extreme gratitude. Could there ever be a greater example to us of a life of gratitude?
‘…It is downtrodden to sense the absence of a loved one for days even without your knowledge of their whereabouts. Whisky’s case is that of an apparent incident that 80% hint is been given on he's reality of non-living…’ Find out the fate of Whisky's absence.
Addyson often has interludes with people from other places. She welcomes them, doesn't question them, knows they exist, although others say they don't.
May 4, 1970. A 4-day struggle between war protesters and the National Guard came to a bloody end at Kent State University.Sharon & her boyfriend try to go on with life but that may not be an option.
A survival short story about two flawed people, finding out where they always were, after going through a bit of hell.
Taylor and Cruz climbed out of the unmarked cruiser and walked slowly to the door. Each one of them stood on the outside of the entrance gathering their wits. Cruz was fighting back the urge to simply
It was a perfect-picture domestic from the kitchen of that run down building. A 72 year old visiting grandfather coming from North Carolina found himself stretched across a roach worn linoleum floor.
William Calcraft, best known for executing poisoner Mary Ann Cotton, became renowned for his ability to use the short drop method and prolong the hanging process for public entertainment.
The adrenaline that held his body tight was wearing thin as he headed for a clearing in the brush. He dropped the body by his feet and snapped out a small shovel that was secured to his belt. He looke
Dr. Virginia Shepherd was Doug's doctoral adviser. She tried to direct his research in acceptable directions, but he insisted on going his own way, with tragic results. A Sci-Fi time travel story.
Another Cub Reporter story by Scott Gese. Scott is assigned to come up with a story about Saragosa, a western cowboy town tourist attraction where he learns the hard way about whiskey in the old west.
This is the story of Artie. He made my childhood special and helped me understand the wonders of nature -- and life.
Caring for the elderly is often defined as a vocation for the angelic, but the needs of both can nurture animosity and a disposition to deceive
Among Tony’s three best friends is Boris, a recent Russian Immigrant who has a bone to pick with the mayor. He attempts to even the score over a dog pooping citation using tactics from back home.
Three boys, adventurers at heart, set out on a day hike in the coal mining region of West Virginia. The decision to explore a mine leads to a chilling encounter and a narrow escape. (1526 words)
Even animals did not fear or harm Carter. Often men saw bears, deer and bobcats laying around Carter's cabin as he sat outside feeding the smaller critters seeds, nuts and berries ...
Two scientists venture to the ocean floor to research geological faults of the Baja Peninsula. High water temp forces them to abandon the mission but places them in even greater danger. 1000 words.
Alexa and Lee seemed perfect for each other. They fell in love in grade school and beyond. Their love was tested and Lee failed miserably due to an accident that tore Alexia's world apart.
Take a walk with me into a world, hopefully, you will never experience, and share in the joy of discovery!
Charles and Foster ride a steam train across the US Great Plains on a desperate trip to California to find work. But drought, wind and Dust storms join forces to stop them and to destroy their hope.
After a quarter century together, Ben and Kim find that their love has died. Their marriage is at a standstill and both decide on their own to seek love elsewhere. Individually, both desperate for change and wanting to find love, they each begin an affair.
The last slave ship landed illegally on Jekyll Island in 1858. A short tale of one of its surviving passengers, still living on the island owned by the most exclusive club in the world.
Six titles seem adequate in a tribute to a good mother, one title for each letter in the word MOTHER. Find suggested words here, and make it a family project. Your creativity will make her proud.
Three were chosen. Their task was to watch the cemetery and signal the vampire population should the fateful day come that would release a terror such as the world had never seen. (word count 1603)