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  • The day is full of love, kindness, and comfort on the psych unit as Ivy and Cloe share their stories with each other. Dr. Wong offers his ears and heart to them both.

    Blackbird Has Spoken: Part 5

    Blackbird Has Spoken: Part 5

    by Lori Colbo3

  • This is a story of man who refuses to rest. He haunts the house he once owned. He wants revenge on a thief that is long gone.

    The Tale of the Lurking Footsteps

    The Tale of the Lurking Footsteps

    by Therese0

  • From the archives, one of my first attempts at short story fiction genre from writing class circa 1981 or thereabouts.

    The Beach Blossoms

    The Beach Blossoms

    by Verlie Burroughs34

  • 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

  • Some think that they will stay attractive forever. The greatest cynic is that person who was too attractive when they were young to settle down with just one person, then wakes up old and lonely.

    Finding One True Love

    Finding One True Love

    by Brian Gray0

  • 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

  • Out of a childhood that experienced trauma, I finally found a peace, a forever resting place.

    When I Stood Alone: A Poem

    When I Stood Alone: A Poem

    by Lori Colbo27

  • The King wakes to the sound of raining boulders and the entirety of the Satjon army awaits outside the city walls. General Jhojan and the Tancred are stationed to the west caught in the Satjon masses.

    Tales of TanCred; The Satjon Invasion (Part III)

    Tales of TanCred; The Satjon Invasion (Part III)

    by Ian Craig William Cameron0

  • A short science fiction story with mystery and mystic written in an original style.

    The Kenison File

    The Kenison File

    by Oliver Rifkind2

  • Do you find it hard to reveal your feeling for someone? Why is that?

    Slip Away Into You

    Slip Away Into You

    by Gina Welds Hulse2

  • 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

  • An essay on domestic violence. You think you've won, and you stand behind the hope that I'm broken on the ground, but you don't know the plans in place nor do you know the strength that I have found.

    I Hid In Silence.

    I Hid In Silence.

    by Gina Welds Hulse3

  • 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)

    A Matter of Interest: A Short Story by cam

    A Matter of Interest: A Short Story by cam

    by Chris Mills24

  • 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 White Hare - a fairy tale

    The White Hare - a fairy tale

    by Eva Weggelaar3

  • Freedom of Speech, Expression, and the Press.....under assault daily across the world

    I am Every Woman and Man

    I am Every Woman and Man

    by Ralph Schwartz11

  • Each day is a small fragment of a lifetime. We can never return to the past, except in our memories. We don’t know what the future holds. The only time we can spend is today. We've only this moment.

    Fragment Of A Lifetime

    Fragment Of A Lifetime

    by Gina Welds Hulse19

  • This could be political, but was not originally intended that way.

    Tenterhooks and Lies

    Tenterhooks and Lies

    by Audrey Howitt9

  • 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.

    Blackbird Has Spoken: Part 14

    Blackbird Has Spoken: Part 14

    by Lori Colbo5

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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  • Are horror stories your chosen form of entertainment? Then read this story and find yourself transported through a moment of terror; enter if you dare.

    The Clown Statue

    The Clown Statue

    by Eli Scott0

  • I thought may be I could try writing a story about a boy named Cillian playing a character similar to Disney Princess Cinderella!

    Cillian

    Cillian

    by Maryam Rehman7

  • I wrote this in college and it was published in the school literary journal.

    Black Sands

    Black Sands

    by Finn Liam Cooper6

  • 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

  • Do you believe ghosts? How about zombies? This terrifyingly twisted tale is sure to enchant your soul. A poem about trick-or-treaters who will never forget what happened on "that" Halloween night.

    Trick-or-Treating Poem for Halloween

    Trick-or-Treating Poem for Halloween

    by Luke Holm10

  • It's an eternal question without a hope to find an answer which would please a philosopher---but that's why we have poetry to keep trying with its answers hidden in a bouquet of rhymes.

    Who Am I Without Others' Labels?: A Poem

    Who Am I Without Others' Labels?: A Poem

    by Vladimir Karas30

  • 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 Luke Holm1

  • 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.

    A Certain Place in the World

    A Certain Place in the World

    by Randy Godwin112

  • 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 Atanacio33

  • 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 Luke Holm6

  • 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.

    Cross Many Rivers, Together Always in Spirit

    Cross Many Rivers, Together Always in Spirit

    by Phyllis Doyle Burns2

  • 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

  • The last of the three Halloween short stories - intro’s only. This is a story of a family, a death and an angelic battle for the souls of the Montero family, by the ghost who entered their world.

    The Watcher of Souls

    The Watcher of Souls

    by Silva1

  • 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

  • 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.

    Blackbird Has Spoken: Part 9

    Blackbird Has Spoken: Part 9

    by Lori Colbo10

  • So much in this country gets moved by trucks. These truckers spend countless hours on the road. I often wonder where they are going.

    Long Haul Truckers

    Long Haul Truckers

    by Larry W Fish6

  • A section of my long poem about growing up in my hometown of Greenbelt, Maryland. This section provides an overview of my cadre of friends during my senior year of high school.

    Human Atoms

    Human Atoms

    by Robert Levine0

  • Inspired by a prompt on Twitter: "Not everyone loves their job. Not everyone even likes their job. But on a scale from 1 to 10, his new job was just the absolute pits."

    Just Keep Mopping

    Just Keep Mopping

    by Darcie Nadel0

  • A short story by Isabella King, published in the spring 2016 issue of the Wellesley Review.

    Little Lies

    Little Lies

    by Isabella King1

  • Why are we here? When others play the victim, do we adopt the hero? In this story, I come face-to-face with some of the harsher aspects of our reality, homelessness and gut-wrenching depression.

    The Meaning of Maya

    The Meaning of Maya

    by Luke Holm2

  • In this short story, a barista admits a very troubling first day on the job, to say the least. Action rises quickly. Near the end, her end, she is fired. Pun intended.

    Hasta la Barista, Baby

    Hasta la Barista, Baby

    by Luke Holm4

  • He staggered along the corridors that seemed to span over miles of sleet concrete. The rays of a setting sun, launching a saffron medley of shadows, as people walked by and stretchers reeled past

    A Moment in Your Mind

    A Moment in Your Mind

    by Sara Sarwar Riaz8

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Dear Ellie - Part 6

    Dear Ellie - Part 6

    by William Kovacic16

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

    Dear Ellie - Part 4

    Dear Ellie - Part 4

    by William Kovacic12

  • Tempest is having trouble believing. Kaden is not sure of what else he can do to reassure his wife. Is hope really lost for the both of them and their relationship?

    Flameless Candles (Prologue)

    Flameless Candles (Prologue)

    by JL Reyes5

  • journey of ups and downs.

    Trekker

    Trekker

    by Hari Prasad S22

  • After discovering a strange doorway in the woods, a man finds himself in a world with three suns,; where companion animals grow on trees, and anything is possible, with help from a voice in the sky.

    The Doorway to Hell

    The Doorway to Hell

    by Stephen R Bonniol4

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

    Dear Ellie - Part 10

    Dear Ellie - Part 10

    by William Kovacic12

  • Cawilan Cease discovers that the bad boy she falls in love with may never, ever change...and she just loves it.

    360 Degree

    360 Degree

    by Rosana Clarkson0

  • This is a poem about a coach encouraging a performer that is about to take the stage but is having some stage fright.

    Poem : Stage Fright

    Poem : Stage Fright

    by Nyesha Pagnou MPH1

  • 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

  • In this witch poem for Halloween, the audience faces an ugly, evil witch living in a home made of old bones, and brewing a murderous concoction.

    Witch Poem for Halloween

    Witch Poem for Halloween

    by Luke Holm4

  • Once upon a time it seemed that we could believe most of what we read in the newspaper or watched on the evening news, but today it seems as though much of the news is manipulated or downright false.

    Ripley's Believe It or Not? Sorry, It's Just the News

    Ripley's Believe It or Not? Sorry, It's Just the News

    by John Hansen54

  • I hope this poem inspires and encourages people to be the change they want in the world. To treat everyone with love and respect, to fight against greed and corruption, and always think positive.

    How to Be a Role Model to the World

    How to Be a Role Model to the World

    by John Hansen54

  • 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

  • Meet Me in the Bathroom is the script of a short film that isn't produced yet. I'm thinking about filming it myself, but pls.read yourself & tell me what you think about the story, characters etc. TY!

    Meet Me in the Bathroom - Short Film Script

    Meet Me in the Bathroom - Short Film Script

    by Elisabeth Meier13

  • In celebration of National Poetry Month, the gift of spring rain is expressed in four haiku.

    Spring Rain Haiku

    Spring Rain Haiku

    by Janis Leslie Evans24

  • 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

  • A prose poem with some images included. I hope you like it.

    Beautiful Things

    Beautiful Things

    by Finn Liam Cooper5

  • O'Brien knew that somewhere deep down inside him, he could handle a drink. He never truly believed he can go on with his life in the state of sobriety. If he planned to drink after weeks out of rehab,

    Subtle Forms of Manipulation

    Subtle Forms of Manipulation

    by Frank Atanacio34

  • Peer pressure can cause anyone to go down the path of bad choices, choices that lead to peril and suffering.

    The Dance Of Fools

    The Dance Of Fools

    by Brian Gray2

  • Too many push forward without stopping to smell the roses. Slow down before it's too late.

    Racing Through Life

    Racing Through Life

    by Luke Holm2

  • 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

  • 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

  • Do not judge a person as soon as you see them. There may be more going on in their life than you realize.

    No Jacket to Wear

    No Jacket to Wear

    by Larry W Fish10

  • Grief is like the ocean, it comes as waves, ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm and sometimes it’s overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim……Vicki Harrison

    Saying Hello with a Goodbye-Loss of Love

    Saying Hello with a Goodbye-Loss of Love

    by Threekeys8

  • There are times in one's life which causes reflection on things past. And times in one's present, if the truth be told. This is one such example.

    Traces of Ebony: A Flash Fiction Tale

    Traces of Ebony: A Flash Fiction Tale

    by Randy Godwin71

  • 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

  • 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

  • Battle between the insane in an abandoned Soviet village of Nizhnie Dorogi. How far will it go and who among them is the most dangerous?

    Sickle and Severance - Nowhere to Run

    Sickle and Severance - Nowhere to Run

    by Jake Clawson0

  • 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

  • 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 Dierker11

  • 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.

    Autumn Leaves None Behind

    Autumn Leaves None Behind

    by Luke Holm6

  • A victory on the Roay fields gives hope for the Fraunki forces outside the walls, but inside the Capitol walls advances by the Satjon army have got the Royals of Fraunki trapped inside palace castle.

    Tales of TanCred; The Satjon Invasion (Part VI)

    Tales of TanCred; The Satjon Invasion (Part VI)

    by Ian Craig William Cameron0

  • A strange humming sound had driven him and others out of Desolation. Plunging most into poverty and social exile. When he discovers it was Them who were responsible, revenge to the extreme is his mind

    Desolation Is Where I Was Born

    Desolation Is Where I Was Born

    by Adam Stier0

  • 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

  • A short story of renewed hope for a family at Christmastime

    Last Christmas

    Last Christmas

    by Stella Kaye0

  • 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

  • An elderly man laying in a hospital bed, facing the end of his life surrounded by family and friends as he finishes his last breath...

    The Dead Tree

    The Dead Tree

    by Alexis Chantel1

  • Murder by the Written Word is a series filled with intrigue and deception. What is really going on at the Andrews Estate?

    Murder by the Written Word

    Murder by the Written Word

    by Jacqueline Williamson BBA MPA MS5

  • Have you ever really thought about time and the games it plays with us? We label time as "yesterday," "last week," or "in a month from now," but the only time we actually have is now.

    When Is Now?

    When Is Now?

    by Kari Poulsen20

  • 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

  • Does time erase the deep feelings and love we have for our dear mothers? Will the pain ever ease to know they are gone forever? This poem explores one view.

    Wish You Were Here - A Mother's Day Poem

    Wish You Were Here - A Mother's Day Poem

    by Jackie Lynnley43

  • 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.

    Blackbird Has Spoken: Part 11

    Blackbird Has Spoken: Part 11

    by Lori Colbo11

  • The homeless person you see on the street may just have something unknown about their life.

    The Old Homeless Man

    The Old Homeless Man

    by Larry W Fish8

  • 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

  • Childish prank? Maybe not.

    Red Ink

    Red Ink

    by Molly Smith3

  • 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

  • A strange tree sits by Interstate 40. Strange because it is the kind of shrub that one would expect to find in the flower bed of a well-to-do home. This poem is inspired by this out-of-place shrub.

    The Lonesome Little Christmas Tree

    The Lonesome Little Christmas Tree

    by MizBejabbers32

  • 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

  • In this short story, our protagonist encounters a swarm of migrating butterflies. After running for cover, the aftermath reveals beauty and death.

    Butterfly Clouds and Spring Fever

    Butterfly Clouds and Spring Fever

    by Luke Holm6

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