This Month's Short Stories

The Gift Part 15 – Not A Night To Be Out

Posted by Rob Wilcher

Geoffrey sat inside the ambulance wrapped in a blanket, blandly watching the scene before him. Two other ambulances, two fire trucks and …

21 Min Read

Name Your Poisson

Posted by Rob Wilcher

“More salmon, Jake!” The American launched a fat arm across the table to grab the only platter of fish, sending a 1980 …

22 Min Read


Posted by Tracie McMahon

No, no, no!  I scuttle left, right, back, forward, my antennae twitch frantically searching for the rich dark warmth of the earth. …

2 Min Read

A little basement friendship

Posted by Eva Chow

Jerry closed the basement door behind him and listened to the clinking of chains on the other side of the door.  He …

2 Min Read

Child of the State

Posted by Amanda Hemmings

Hell is other people.                    – Sartre   There’s no denying it: Vanya’s a hero. Brave and fearless, he returned from the …

15 Min Read

The First Snowflake

Posted by Paul Nicholls

Ben was puffing from having sprinted down the platform. Thirty years ago he wouldn’t have raised a sweat, but now his legs …

13 Min Read

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