Author: Tyler Clifton

coming of age story 2

Shel

Short Story   We walked around the room for a while. He pointed to some of his belongings and explained what they were. He apologized for not “being a good subject” for my documentary....

house party stories 0

Holly’s Party

Short Story   Brian picked me up everyday. I waited at the south entrance with Evan and Quinn. Brian didn’t have a sixth hour so he would go home first and then come get...

meaningful short stories 1

Blue and Gold

Short Story The summer was made of us driving, sitting, and getting drunk. Our work schedules didn’t match up well, so we would always hangout pretty late in the day. We’d drive your truck...

belonging short story 0

Paris, MI

Short Story   I bought a record that was made in Paris. I place it in the player, put the needle on, and let it play. A soft piano begins, and the singer begins...

fiction about childhood 1

Hole

Short Story   Tommy left home a lot. He would come over and hangout. We would play in an old play set outside my house. He didn’t talk a lot. There was woods across...

fiction about school 0

Locker 138

Short Story   Locker 138 is the place where I met the best girlfriend I ever had and where I broke up with her. It’s also where I made about $300 off of letting...

short story about special connection 0

52 Hertz

Short Story   There’s a whale that exists called the 52hz-Whale. 52hz is the frequency of their calls. Not a lot of them exist, but a few do. Whales use their calls to attract...

short stories about social class 0

New Friends

Short Story   They were doing lines in the bathroom. When I went in there was white powder spread across the granite and sink, they didn’t clean it up as well as they wanted....

fiction about cancer 0

The Mondays

Short Story   I was told I was dying on a Monday morning. Mondays are usually just a lame excuse to be grumpy or bitchy, but I think I had a legitimate excuse to...

short story about two brothers 1

Small Talk

Short Story   I like to come out here. Yeah, it’s nice. There used to be a barn over there. I don’t know what happened to it-neighbors must have torn it down. I didn’t...

short story about prom 0

Senior Prom

Short Story   My collar was too tight. It was my brother’s old dress shirt, and he was a lot smaller than me. I tried to not make it obvious I was uncomfortable, and...

short story about growing old 0

The Tree

Short Story   I can’t remember the first time I saw the sun. Memories only go back to when I was about three years old, and by then I was about four feet tall....

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Stage Lights

Short Story Coffee and cigarettes Are the way people star their day When there’s nothing new to do But more of the same Ardency turns to Urgency turns to Complacency turns to Impotency I’m...

short story about family tree 0

In The River’s Current

Short Story   It was a Thursday in 1946 when the father of my father didn’t come home. This wasn’t uncommon, but that night was one of the few nights he promised he would...

short stories about feeling lost 0

Mute

Short Story I feel different lately. It feels like I never have time. I’ve always been busy, but I’ve always been productive. I don’t think the same anymore. I used to always have new...

coming of age fiction 0

Spaceman

Short Story He could see the constellations from his bed. His dad taped up little plastic glow-in-the-dark stars on the ceiling. Some were in the shape of actual constellations, most weren’t. There was a...

introspective fiction 0

Claw Marks

Short Story   You always remember the first time you did something. Even years later. It’ll be something small, meaningless-but then you’ll go back for a split second to the exact moment whatever it...

short story about adolescence 0

Passing

Short Story   I don’t see you a lot anymore. Well, I see you, but you always have those sunglasses on that make you look like everyone else. We only say a few words...

fate fiction 0

Dates and Times

Short Story I leave for work everyday at 7:45. It’s four and a half blocks away. I always arrive at 8:15, which gives me fifteen minutes to get settled. At 7:56 everyday, I see...