Category: Short Story

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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 have...

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Saturday Afternoon

Short Story The woman came by each Saturday afternoon with a record player and a considerable stack of records. The hands that dropped them into place were heavily veined and thick with age, shaking...

tragic short stories of death 2

Beat – Part Three

Short Story Air flooded into my lungs in a shuddering gasp, the silence blinding me. No. No. No.  “Eric, is everything all right?” The teacher was walking toward me in slow motion, but I was...

Abortion Stories, Clinic Doors 0

Doors

Short Story I was 16 when I had my first abortion…only abortion actually. I’ve only ever had one. I thought I should clarify that. I wouldn’t want to give you the wrong impression. I...

short stories on pain and suffering 0

Animal Dilemmas – Black Mamba Pangolin

Short Story The Pangolin was not glad it had to compromise but it disliked argument almost as much as physical confrontations. Its near death encounters with pythons and one with giants that it was...

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Animal Dilemmas – Swan Penguin

Short Story For a first time in its life the Penguin felt tired. And it somehow knew that that is not temporary fatigue. The bulb was one thing but it merely served as an...