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» Once There Was Jordan by Artuta Short stories, flash fiction and creative writing online.

Jordan leans back against the grey-bricked ledge, shivering, and takes a drag on her cigarette. Her hair, stirring in the wind, runs over her bare shoulders. I want to put my arm around her but that’s not how we are. Perhaps I would if we were boyfriend-girlfriend, not best friends. …

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» American Preparedness by Robert Stalker Short stories, flash fiction and creative writing online.

I must be fucking cursed. Content continues after advertisement God’s punishing me. He always has. That’s why things come so easy to everybody else and why I have to fight like hell to just hold on to the little I got. “You shouldn’t talk like that,” my mother says. She …

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Telling the Truth in Fiction

A number of years ago when my daughter was in sixth grade, she was studying for a spelling bee, and one of the advanced words was agathokakological. It took us a while to track down the definition: “consisting of both good and evil.” What a fabulous word: agathokakological. We humans …

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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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» 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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