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The Stonewall by Earl Carrender Short stories, flash fiction and creative writing online.

Stephen (A Typical Night)You can dance at the Stonewall. Not like at the Candlelight. Or Keller’s. Or Mona’s. There’s the Snakepit but the name says it all. I dance at the Stonewall. Liquor watered down. Boys dressed up. Tequilla Mockingbird, onstage looking regal. Sweet William at the door looking out. …

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Dissecting THE MARTIAN

Photo by Max Pixel, CC0 A storm just whipped up on a planet far enough from home it’s taken you months just to arrive. In those moments on the red planet, your captain declares the winds unsafe and orders evacuation, but an errant communication tower spears you through. Out of …

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» Do the Bus Stop By Anthony J. Langford Short stories, flash fiction and creative writing online.

The bus stop is her stage. Content continues after advertisement Her school associates, the audience. Any passers-by get a free showing. 7.55 a.m. It’s her time. Standing on the lip of the gutter, she pouts, she spouts, gibberish, about herself, what else is there, but she knows it doesn’t matter …

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» The Urn by Holly Day Short stories, flash fiction and creative writing online.

“You don’t want to see the body,” said the man with the dirty shirt. “I don’t know how long she was in there before we called the police.” Content continues after advertisement “You don’t want the last picture you have of your mom being that thing in there,” added his …

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» Things Trapped and Frozen by Emily Roth Short stories, flash fiction and creative writing online.

I get to ride shotgun in Mr. Gregory’s car because I missed my bus, and I missed my bus because I lost Spiderman in the snow at recess. I got Spiderman in a Happy Meal that Dad bought me once. His arms and legs move, but he doesn’t have a …

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Friends, Countrymen, Take Up Your Words!

Flickr Creative Commons: Wonder woman0731 It’s been a strange August full of strange happenings. It started when I packed up my gypsy wagon once more and moved from Chicago to North Carolina with an unintended pit stop (i.e. dead car battery) beside a nuclear power plant. Did I mention it …

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How a Professional Editor Can Improve Your Writing

Please welcome Jim Dempsey to Writer Unboxed today! Jim is a professional member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders and works as a book editor at a site called Novel Gazing. In his own words: “I began my professional career as a journalist, working mostly in radio, and then, …

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The Hack’s Guide to Dealing with Book Reviews

Warning: Hacks for Hacks tips may have harmful side effects on your writing career, and should not be used by minors, adults, writers, poets, scribes, scriveners, journalists, or anybody. The whole point of publishing a book is so that others will read it. The problem with people reading your books …

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