Tagged: contemporary ficiton

impending loss fiction 0

Coyotes

Short Story   Dad said he heard Coyotes around midnight every night. He slept on the couch a lot, which made it hard for him to sleep. The television would be on quietly until...

illness fiction 0

I Am Not a Sailor

Short Story   I want to be a sailor. They get to see the world and meet new people. They ride in big boats and have friends everywhere. Sailors get respect. And aren’t laughed...

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...

read short stories 0

Mother of Disappointments

Short Story   Jess stumbled breathlessly up the stairs, dragging her suitcase behind her, with difficulty. As heavy and cumbersome as a corpse, Jess pulled her baggage over the last two steps and the...

fiction about old age 0

The Curtain Dances

Short Story   I’m sick of the clock ticking. It echoes through the halls at night when it’s dead silent. Peacefulness interrupted by ticks and tocks and struggles for breath from next door. Those...

Short Story About Growing Up 0

Summer Camp Surprise

Short Story   Rachel waddled down the dirt path to the port-a-potty and flung the door open. The smell slapped her in the face and escaped with such force she actually stepped out of...