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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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» 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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