Short Stories

Character-driven stories of love and loss. Change and triumph. Laughter and fear. You name it, we’ll have it. Everything from literary to sci-fi to fiction.

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“Saturdays”

I sat in the passenger seat next to Ms. Kramer, my social worker, lookin’ out the…

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“Him”

She slid out of the driver’s side of her SUV, not noticing the dark-colored sports…

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“Whisper Network”

On Monday, Venessa Stenson stared out the window during math drills. Mrs. Reynolds called to…

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“The Road to Jericho”

“It’s been too damn long,” Jericho said, gazing at me from across the table, a…

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“Blackberry Preserves”

“Do you know the story about what happened that day? The one that makes Momma…

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“Let It Be Me”

She went to see if he was dead. But when she got down to Olive…

“Radical Wombs”

I’ve been dreaming. In my dreams, my sisters sit in circle formation, our legs crossed…

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“The Intersection”

“Curse this damned place. I don’t want anything to do with here.” Holson, my best…

“one less one mo (clara belle’s blues)”

“I’ll be damned if anybody beat me again, tellin me I’m ugly and worthless. What’s…

“Marjani’s Gift”

The leaves on the two maple trees in the yard beamed a spectacular fiery red…

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“Aida”

The Solomon family car is small and green and was bought from a used lot…