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  • Three were friends, two were lovers. When Steve was killed in a rock climbing incident, Edie set out to find out what had happened. Richie insisted the Sheriff was right, it was an accident. Was it?

    Free Falling: Flash Fiction

    Free Falling: Flash Fiction

    by Chris Mills21

  • 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.

    Iris Green

    Iris Green

    by Ellen Gregory2

  • "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.

    Stray: A Short Story

    Stray: A Short Story

    by Jennifer Wilber4

  • So Many Memories is a short story based on the life of two childhood friends. The story gets interesting when Mary receives a mysterious letter and Joann questions her integrity.

    So Many Memories

    So Many Memories

    by Rev Dennis L Johnson2

  • How could something so beautiful be fooled by a simple flame? It will flutter and struggle, and in the end die from its fascination with something it will never have.

    Spellbound, like a Moth to a Flame.

    Spellbound, like a Moth to a Flame.

    by Augustine A Zavala2

  • 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.

    A Ghost of Christmases Past

    A Ghost of Christmases Past

    by Fredrick Vanek1

  • A survival short story about two flawed people, finding out where they always were, after going through a bit of hell.

    The Yellowstone High

    The Yellowstone High

    by Jack Shorebird6

  • Chambers glanced back over to the derelict, who seemed to be enjoying the interrogation. The smile on his face seemed exaggerated which suggested amusement. It was so difficult to comprehend the......

    . . . A Psychological Profile

    . . . A Psychological Profile

    by Frank Atanacio33

  • 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.

    The Chinese Orchid - A Tattoo Story

    The Chinese Orchid - A Tattoo Story

    by Carla J Behr8

  • Jeremy visits a natural hot spring on a mountaintop and leaves all his worries behind. But a mischevious gnome appears and spoils the heavenly bliss. Word count, 420 words.

    Mountaintop Gnome:  Horror Flash Fiction by cam

    Mountaintop Gnome: Horror Flash Fiction by cam

    by Chris Mills11

  • Good grammar and mathematics are not irreconcilable. A class learns this lesson in a most unexpected way.

    We Want to Learn English

    We Want to Learn English

    by George Dimitriadis1

  • Cloe and Ivy have the same dream where the Spirit of God brings new life and purpose to them. Dr. Wong is deeply moved when they both share the dream with him.

    Blackbird Has Spoken: Part 8

    Blackbird Has Spoken: Part 8

    by Lori Colbo11

  • Everybody has a dream, but some dreams should never be realized…for the sake of humanity…and all the cats.

    A Dream, a Cat, a Baseball Bat

    A Dream, a Cat, a Baseball Bat

    by Dean Traylor2

  • He took her ring and bound her to her human form, vowing to be faithful... - a Dutch legend

    The Swan Maiden of Adrichem

    The Swan Maiden of Adrichem

    by Eva Weggelaar2

  • Battle of Bannockburn, 1314. The English under King Edward II led a larger army against the Scots led by their king Robert the Bruce. The English were routed and kept out of Scotland for 300 years.

    Sonnet 258: The Battle of Bannockburn

    Sonnet 258: The Battle of Bannockburn

    by Jose Rizal Reyes0

  • 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

    Hungry Jack:  A Horror Short Story by cam

    Hungry Jack: A Horror Short Story by cam

    by Chris Mills37

  • A man is injured and lost in a forest, sitting under some tree in pain and regret. Then, his dream comes to life...

    Raining Alone

    Raining Alone

    by Jurica Babic2

  • I’ill tell ye where they’re stoppin, he said. He shucked a smoke from the frontpocket of his coveralls and lit it. Looks ta be come from Cooleyway, dudn’t it? The man sucked at his cigarette.

    Roadside

    Roadside

    by Eldon Arsenaux4

  • Felipe had a calling, but his current employment prevents him from getting it. That is until he turns a potential accident into a spectacle.

    The Gymnast in Waiting

    The Gymnast in Waiting

    by Dean Traylor1

  • Oswald needed not only a job, but a home as well. When a opportunity to solve both problems presents itself, Ozzy wholeheartedly accepts as a caretaker of an abandon asylum. Unaware madness awaits.

    Nightfall

    Nightfall

    by Adam Stier2

  • A revised short story about an alternate future where a Mega-Wall separates America from a dead World.

    Escape from Empire

    Escape from Empire

    by Jack Shorebird15

  • The whole mental health unit staff of Mercy hospital are grief stricken about the murder of longtime favorite patient Cloe Ludlow. Dr. Wong and Clara break the news to Ivy, Cloe's best friend.

    Blackbird Has Spoken: Part 10

    Blackbird Has Spoken: Part 10

    by Lori Colbo9

  • Nearing my sixtieth birthday, I found myself justifying my moments of a heavy heart, rather than exceeding gladness. Everything in life has a positive side. Yes, yes it does.

    Tears

    Tears

    by Melissa S Masters0

  • This poem is about having to fight your demons, making weaknesses your strengths. Not to cower but to spit and roar in face of fear, facing the giants. It's difficult but not impossible.

    Thunderstorm

    Thunderstorm

    by Nimrah Khan2

  • This narrative poem reveals the dark nature and persona of cannibals. Not quite human, these creatures hunt for human flesh. They are the personification of human regression.

    Call of the Cannibal

    Call of the Cannibal

    by JourneyHolm0

  • Scott Branson is on a path to self-destruction, and Ellie will pay the price.

    Dear Ellie - Part 3

    Dear Ellie - Part 3

    by William Kovacic17

  • Craig, Ralph and Jonesy are best friends––most days. On this day, cheese is the topic of discussion, a subject on which Craig is apparently an expert, especially when it comes to hard cheeses.

    Hard Cheeses Prohibited: Comedy Flash Fiction by cam

    Hard Cheeses Prohibited: Comedy Flash Fiction by cam

    by Chris Mills20

  • Learning the strategy of the enemy amidst the battle, King Jovinous and his Paladin guard turn to the western gate. Where the Satjon generals Saulis and Halduris have set in motion a secondary attack.

    Tales of TanCred; The Satjon Invasion (Part IV)

    Tales of TanCred; The Satjon Invasion (Part IV)

    by Ian Craig William Cameron0

  • Ralph fails to follow even the basic rules of using a fitting room in a clothing store. For Ralph, when one thing goes wrong, everything goes wrong. (Word Count-658)

    Fitting Room 101: Comedy Flash Fiction by cam

    Fitting Room 101: Comedy Flash Fiction by cam

    by Chris Mills24

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  • Part II of the Doorway to Hell series. After his tree - hatched companion Curly runs off into the wilderness of planet Eden, Jim Dunphy deals with Hominids and Reptilians to save him.

    Into the Wilderness - The Search for Curly

    Into the Wilderness - The Search for Curly

    by Stephen R Bonniol2

  • A short story about a tomboyish child who runs away but things don't turn out quite as she planned.

    Into Africa?

    Into Africa?

    by Stella Kaye0

  • Old Margaret and Albert buried poor Annabelle in the family graveyard. However, if you visit the Andrews Family Cemetery, you won't find a marker for Annabell.

    Murder by the Written Word V

    Murder by the Written Word V

    by Jacqueline Williamson BBA MPA MS1

  • The story of a team working in 66 year-old Joe's mind. What do they do when they realize their host has Alzheimer's?

    The Missing Bookcase

    The Missing Bookcase

    by H Bakerley0

  • 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....

    Ten Seconds of Silence

    Ten Seconds of Silence

    by Frank Atanacio19

  • A Tactical Squad of the Ultramarines Fifth Company is sent forth on a mission on Calth to escort a troubled repair crew. A short story set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe.

    The Routine Job

    The Routine Job

    by Pollyanna Jones0

  • Set in 1967. East German intelligence sends the CIA a letter supposedly from a woman who wants to defect. The CIA sends an agent to assess the situation and act accordingly.

    The Cougar Affair

    The Cougar Affair

    by Robert Sacchi10

  • This lyrical poem discusses the limitation of fear. It also discusses how fear should be used as a motivating factor instead of a barrier to success.

    Is Fear Our Biggest Limitation?

    Is Fear Our Biggest Limitation?

    by Ashley Samba2

  • A mostly descriptive piece on the night. If you have not yet experienced it, I hope this opens your eyes to the incredible beauty in something we've all come to expect. Please enjoy!

    Nocturne: a Reflection on the Night

    Nocturne: a Reflection on the Night

    by Rose0

  • My father died of pancreatic cancer when I was in middle school. The people around me didn't make it any easier by refusing to leave me alone. A short creative nonfiction piece.

    A Series of Unfortunate Experiences

    A Series of Unfortunate Experiences

    by Darcie Nadel0

  • Jenny wanted to have her first kiss with a boy of her choosing on her Birthday.

    Jenny and the First Kiss

    Jenny and the First Kiss

    by Michael Collins0

  • This is really a social commentary disguised as a quaint poetic tale. I think it portrays an important message of happiness and contentment over greed.

    Verymerryville - A Poetic Tale

    Verymerryville - A Poetic Tale

    by John Hansen66

  • You know how you have a stretch when you can't sleep, so you walk to the park and stretch out on a bench to get some shut-eye? No? Well, this guy tried it, and it worked for him, sort of. Word Ct-649

    Vivid Dreams on a Park Bench: Flash Fiction by cam

    Vivid Dreams on a Park Bench: Flash Fiction by cam

    by Chris Mills16

  • Escape and The Storm, two short stories for your reading pleasure.

    Two Short Stories

    Two Short Stories

    by Melissa0

  • It is difficult being me. I cringe at sloppy grammar & poor speech, so to seek the company of those who should know better, would lead me to attend dinner parties with "our sort of people". Yes?

    Some of the things that really horrify me

    Some of the things that really horrify me

    by Twilight Lawns99

  • A middle aged business man stopped being himself and is busy working the whole day. Death of a friend inspired him to live before he dies. He chooses Northern lights when he comes across an old pictu

    When I Saw The Northern Lights

    When I Saw The Northern Lights

    by Omar Farooq4

  • In school, we all get into strife occasionally, but it hurts more when you know you are innocent.

    Tap Tap Means Play the Record

    Tap Tap Means Play the Record

    by George Dimitriadis1

  • A poem for every singer. What is the biggest responsibility for the vocalist? The answer is clear and forthright within the walls of poem you're about to read.

    The Singer's Truth

    The Singer's Truth

    by Audrey Hunt49

  • A story about a mother, her son and his teacher. A story about what to wear to a Graduation ceremony, what gifts to give and how all of it revolves around shoes.

    A Wedding Dress or Once Upon a Shoe

    A Wedding Dress or Once Upon a Shoe

    by kallini20106

  • 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.

    Necklace:  the Object of My Desire

    Necklace: the Object of My Desire

    by Sue Pratt0

  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder effects Spider Man’s big brother, and despite Big Brother’s over-confident Nature, there is one thing which terrifies him. This one thing could result in his demise!

    Narcissistic Personality Disorder - Big Brother’s Web

    Narcissistic Personality Disorder - Big Brother’s Web

    by Tamara Yancosky Moore12

  • Morning comes to suburbia. And the rat race is on. But Barrett isn't going to join. He has his own sinister plan. And the best part it's his own sick and twisted plan.

    Barrett's Secret Talent

    Barrett's Secret Talent

    by Dean Traylor2

  • This is an attempt to write flash fiction....except it is non-fiction. It is a true story from my childhood

    The Rolling Stone Game

    The Rolling Stone Game

    by jimmar1

  • Childish prank? Maybe not.

    Red Ink

    Red Ink

    by Molly Smith3

  • 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.

    A Paid Snitch

    A Paid Snitch

    by Frank Atanacio22

  • At a time when women were not supposed to be independent and do as they wish, Beth, Meredith, and Anna are of a different breed, free spirits and far ahead of their time.

    Three Free Spirited Victorian Women

    Three Free Spirited Victorian Women

    by Phyllis Doyle Burns4

  • Scott Branson is on a path to self-destruction, and Ellie will pay the price

    Dear Ellie - Part 9

    Dear Ellie - Part 9

    by William Kovacic12

  • 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.

    Living a Life of Gratitude Grows Our Faith

    Living a Life of Gratitude Grows Our Faith

    by Lori Colbo14

  • Autumn is Mother Earths celebration of nature's colors. Welcome nature with me as we pay tribute to the fall season.

    The First Hint of Fall

    The First Hint of Fall

    by Audrey Hunt17

  • As an enthusiastic traveler and aspiring poet, naturally I wanted to merge these two loves. My comments aren't conclusive; more poems may be forthcoming. Yet, for now, this is what I have to offer.

    On The Road Again: Poems About Traveling

    On The Road Again: Poems About Traveling

    by Julie K Henderson2

  • When it comes to romance, some people simply don't have a ghost of a chance... literally.

    A Ghost of a Chance

    A Ghost of a Chance

    by Dean Traylor1

  • It was quite evident that someone wanted to stop Tiffany from "sticking her nose where it didn't belong" even if it meant DEATH!

    Murder by the Written Word VI

    Murder by the Written Word VI

    by Jacqueline Williamson BBA MPA MS0

  • 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.

    A Poem Penned in the London Blitz

    A Poem Penned in the London Blitz

    by Stella Kaye2

  • He would laugh and throw his head back like he forgot that Emily had died twenty years ago. He kissed the broom and he pushed the imaginary hair out of Emily's face which was sweaty from the dancing.

    The Suicide Note

    The Suicide Note

    by Frank Atanacio21

  • Scott Branson is on a path to self-destruction, and Ellie will pay the price.

    Dear Ellie - Part 1

    Dear Ellie - Part 1

    by William Kovacic20

  • 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.

    She Won: A Beax Rivers Short Story

    She Won: A Beax Rivers Short Story

    by Sallie B Middlebrook PhD12

  • We all experience the first stirrings of "love" in school, but how can we act on it without enveloping oneself in the blanket of humiliation?

    The Pangs of Unrequited Love

    The Pangs of Unrequited Love

    by George Dimitriadis1

  • A city in the turbulence of imperial transition, an army centered in an epic aftermath, a commander with a secretive agenda... the unthinkable about to be unleashed.

    The Element: A Short Story

    The Element: A Short Story

    by Michael-Duncan0

  • A little girl goes into the woods with her toy rabbit and meets the Snowdrop Lady, who announces spring and gives them an important task —a children's story by Eva Weggelaar.

    Rabbit and the Snowdrop Lady

    Rabbit and the Snowdrop Lady

    by Eva Weggelaar3

  • Every night Johnny went out looking for him, hoping to catch him alone and off his guard. Johnny owed him something - revenge and a slow death.

    Lord of the Hood, Gang Leader

    Lord of the Hood, Gang Leader

    by Phyllis Doyle Burns14

  • 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

    Louder, But Barely Audible

    Louder, But Barely Audible

    by Frank Atanacio25

  • 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?

    Quiet, the Inspector Is Here!

    Quiet, the Inspector Is Here!

    by George Dimitriadis1

  • Written in cannibalistic fashion, this ode slowly reveals its underlying theme: a soft, limp noodle, lying prostrate on my plate.

    Ode to Pasta: Don't Think Me Cruel

    Ode to Pasta: Don't Think Me Cruel

    by JourneyHolm6

  • This is the heartbreaking story of a psychiatric patient from the careless days of electroconvulsive therapy which was used, quite often it seems, as a means of behavior control in mental hospitals.

    Listen: Historical Flash Fiction by cam

    Listen: Historical Flash Fiction by cam

    by Chris Mills13

  • 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 1510)

    The Watchers: Short Story, Part Three

    The Watchers: Short Story, Part Three

    by Chris Mills8

  • This is the story of mountain folk, mainly a very independent young woman. Some Appalachian colloquial language is used. "Horny toad indeed", Emma often recalled in her quiet times.

    Horny Toad Beware

    Horny Toad Beware

    by Phyllis Doyle Burns8

  • Writers can be quite evil when they ought to. Come join this tale about a few writers who changed into something evil.

    The Writer Murders

    The Writer Murders

    by Clive Williams4

  • I stopped to give money to a stranger on a street corner...here is his story...

    Here's My Story

    Here's My Story

    by LaDena Campbell11

  • 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.

    The Visit - A Christian Father's Day Story

    The Visit - A Christian Father's Day Story

    by Samuel E. Richardson3

  • A story about a boy who was born into the future, and one little incident causes his life to turn around. Read all about it in this short story that will keep you hooked until the last word

    Fading: A Short Story

    Fading: A Short Story

    by Ahmed Jan0

  • The Tancred Kingdom, newly formed, moves into a golden age of expansion, trade, culture, and art. King Jhojan has secured the hearts of the Fraunki people and even discovered new lands to the north.

    Tales of Tancred; The Beginning of a New Age

    Tales of Tancred; The Beginning of a New Age

    by Ian Craig William Cameron2

  • Blaze Steelrage, A half-man-half-gun hero with explosives in his guts and electric guitar strings for veins has only moments to clean up the streets of Neo Islamabad.

    Street Commando: Midnight Resistance

    Street Commando: Midnight Resistance

    by Jake Clawson0

  • There are a few more days left in National Poetry Month, so I decided to try to write an Acrostic Poem. Here are a few dedicated to my kids and grandchild. Have you written an acrostic poem?

    An Acrostic Poem for My Children and Grand-Daughter

    An Acrostic Poem for My Children and Grand-Daughter

    by Gina Welds Hulse10

  • 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.

    A Road through the Forest: A Fable

    A Road through the Forest: A Fable

    by Dean Traylor2

  • Angelica Bear enters the annual baking competition at the local fair in Lost Forest and encounters various distractions.

    Angelica Bear Bakes

    Angelica Bear Bakes

    by Cynthia Reyes0

  • Dear Ellie - Part 1 Scott Branson is on a path to self-destruction, and Ellie will pay the price.

    Dear Ellie - Part 2

    Dear Ellie - Part 2

    by William Kovacic21

  • A blade of grass left uncut must endure the horrific massacre of his family and friends week after week.

    Where Gloomy Grass Grows

    Where Gloomy Grass Grows

    by JourneyHolm1

  • Scott Branson is on a path to self-destruction, and Ellie will pay the price.

    Dear Ellie - Part 5

    Dear Ellie - Part 5

    by William Kovacic16

  • Graveyards are peaceful places to walk around. We read the grave stones and ponder what their story is.

    Graveyard Musings

    Graveyard Musings

    by Lori Colbo19

  • Life really does not have to be that complicated. Perhaps this short story will help us see the comedy of our ways. Not everything should be a drama.

    Gender Equality: The Manny

    Gender Equality: The Manny

    by Eric Dierker13

  • A simple question can throw Adam Gin off and his spontaneous jaunt into the great unknown. Now he wonders if he should keep going or go back to the world came from.

    Last Chance for Uncertainty

    Last Chance for Uncertainty

    by Dean Traylor0

  • What wonder is there If nature is not waiting In his Paradise The Carriage Driver – The Flower Wind Tea House The winds of time kicked up the last of the dust at the end of Fuoad’s road. The anesthesia brought him to a theater that long ago he...

    The Carriage Driver² - 8mm life

    The Carriage Driver² - 8mm life

    by mckbirdbks62

  • A youngster faces the untimely death of an acquaintance with the help of an extraordinary visitor.

    The Angelic Apparition

    The Angelic Apparition

    by John Gentile3

  • Creating poetry takes the right ingredients. Here are the main ingredients to make a special poem.

    Ingredients for Poetry

    Ingredients for Poetry

    by Clive Williams11

  • The last minutes between two lovers.

    Havana.

    Havana.

    by ErinSilver0

  • It is the life story of a little flower girl and her struggle to gain freedom.

    The Little Flower Girl

    The Little Flower Girl

    by DEBANGEE MANDAL11

  • Sister Teresa Keller was just as startled as King when she walked into the kitchen and saw the teenager standing there holding a gun to her face. For King it was an involuntary reaction that made him

    Those Three Words Crept Over King's Mountain

    Those Three Words Crept Over King's Mountain

    by Frank Atanacio37

  • What if the Emerods were real? (Short Story of Biblical proportions.)

    The Emerods

    The Emerods

    by Jack Shorebird1

  • An Artist tries to Capture his Subject to Perfection

    Black Eyes

    Black Eyes

    by Catie Childress0

  • Santa is always seen as a good guy. But when he gets mad, he gets even.

    The North Pole Murders

    The North Pole Murders

    by Clive Williams8

  • Will you join me for a practice novella? I can tell you it's not terribly pleasant but then hey, writing reflects reality, right, and there are times life just isn't pleasant.

    The Sun Never Rises: Chapter One

    The Sun Never Rises: Chapter One

    by Bill Holland93

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  • Discovering a family member can be both a time of joy and pain. All the years lost because of a spiteful woman ...

    Murder by the Written Word XII

    Murder by the Written Word XII

    by Jacqueline Williamson BBA MPA MS1

  • When we are in the dark valleys of life God doesn't circumvent us. He takes our hand and leads us through the valley to the heights where green pastures await us and we find safety and refreshment

    The Shepherd's Way

    The Shepherd's Way

    by Lori Colbo12

  • Boy meets girl in a bar....so where does it go from here? Sometimes, a lack of words can be the most painful and impossible thing to endure as these two would-be learn the hard way.

    This is Going No Where

    This is Going No Where

    by Dean Traylor2

  • Follow the marching ants, as Terrence realized, and life will will be preordained at the end of the march.

    The March of Ants

    The March of Ants

    by Dean Traylor0

  • Where is your life leading - do you know where you're going?

    The Eternity Man.

    The Eternity Man.

    by Jack Jenn0

  • This ABC poem, rhymed AABBC, follows the order of the alphabet for the first four lines, and has a satori line at the end of each stanza.

    ABC Poem: Jungle Cats

    ABC Poem: Jungle Cats

    by JourneyHolm6

  • 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 1334)

    The Watchers: Short Story, Part Four

    The Watchers: Short Story, Part Four

    by Chris Mills11

  • A story about midwinter, the longest night of the year, and the little girl who is taken to the yuletide feast in the forest by her toy rabbit - a children's story by Eva Weggelaar

    Rabbit and the Winter Feast

    Rabbit and the Winter Feast

    by Eva Weggelaar4

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