LEGENDS

stories about catholic school 2

Hugs From Jesus

Short Story   The legs of my chair scraped against the floor and seemed to protest on my behalf. I pulled viciously at my tartan skirt and contorted my spine to escape from behind...

short stories about jinn 0

Genie

Short Story   Contrary to popular myth, there is and only ever was one Genie. The first and last of her kind, she was born in the heart of a neutron star when the...

fiction about inventors 0

The Rocket

Short Story The morning had a crisp chill to it that had only just started to give way to the sun that creeped lazily over scattered clouds. Between rolling clover-covered hills a red barn...

fiction about artificial intelligence 8

Individual Of Concern

Science Fiction   The tiny padded cell was devoid of any furniture except an elongated mirror that consumed one of the walls and a bright lime green button beside the door. In the centre...

cancer short story 0

Interview of a Lifetime

Short Story   Grant slides his tie into the nook of his collared shirt. Looking at the mirror, he makes sure it is placed perfectly. He runs his hand through his hair; it is...

short story phone call, Telephone 0

The Wanted Ad

Short Story   Ring, ring, ring. “Hello.” “Howdy.” “Hi there, I’am calling about your wanted ad, I saw in the paper.” “Oh yes Hi, I do currently have an ad in the classifieds at...

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 tragic love 5

Behind Eyelids – Part One

Short  Story   The shock traveled up his arm and twinged into his neck muscles. Rippling like a predator cat, he slowly hefted the iron bar from the sticky mess between his feet. Flakes...

Alternative Fiction, Bullet Perspective 1

How It Feels to Be Fired

Alternative Fiction   Every night, as I lay silently with my siblings, I could hear her screams.  Although I desperately wanted to do something, I just stayed where I was, totally impotent.  From my...

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Saturday Afternoon

Short Fiction   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,...

fiction about adolescence 5

My Vagabond Shoes

Short Story   He was staring at my vagabond Fred Perry’s. They make a subtle suggestion, I said, that I am a bad-ass motherfucker. He grinned condescendingly. My dark grey jeans complimenting that notion as...

advertising short stories 6

This Is a Satire

Short Story   A black butterfly fluttered down from above. It was not lazily flying through the sunny park. It sought us out and landed on my knee. “Is that one of them?” Bill...

abortion short stories 1

The Joys of Children

Short Story   Katie’s room had never had the lace, dolls, or pink accoutrements of a typical girl’s room, not even when she was little. She had never asked for those things, and her...