When John Jurrjens finally sat down at the table, his knees felt brittle, and his extremities were numb. During the previous sixteen hours, he had painstakingly replaced the elevator motor, repaired damage done to the elevator shed by a recent ice floe, bored a four foot hole into the surface, …Read More »
The smoke curled out of the cigarette as he lay naked on the bed, muscles curling into each other. Delete. He walked like poetry, the slow grace of his movements rushing through her until all she could do was gasp. Delete. He sat on the porch, cheeks stained with tears, …Read More »
âRight mum, weâre off,â said Dylan. Content continues after advertisement âYou be careful now. Have you got lunch and all you need?â asked his mum. âOf course we’ve got everything. Iâm not five, Iâm almost eleven!â replied Dylan. âI know you are but there are still things you need to …Read More »
» An Obligation in Kalamazoo by Piper Davenport Short stories, flash fiction and creative writing online.
“Where are you headed, sir?” That’s what the train conductor said to the man. He turned and looked away. The day was turning into night, but still there was just enough daylight that he could see his reflection in the spit-shined windowpane. With his hair combed back, with a slight …Read More »
Shall I share with you my deepest, darkest secrets or unburden to you my most daring confession, reveal a shockingly gruesome personal transgression? Content continues after advertisement Never mind, I don’t have time. Constrained by the New York rhythm of life, waltzing between pillar and pillar of social obligations, hiding …Read More »
Itâs dusk. Outside, I can see the sky burning a deep red above the wasteland. The slit they call a window is a good six feet above the cool stone beneath my feet. Iâd be able to look straight out of it if I werenât restricted by the chains. Iâm …Read More »
» Secrets Untold Within the Deep Heart by Jane Doe Short stories, flash fiction and creative writing online.
Gaze at my eyes. What do you see? The sunny amounts of happiness will first warm your heart. But then, you’ll be able to tell. Because only time will tell, shedding layers of my fake life. The dark, deep midnight of the core of my soul can be seen from …Read More »
» Because I Haven’t Got the Legs for Dancing by Mike Calahan Short stories, flash fiction and creative writing online.
Why do I write? Content continues after advertisement I’ve been asked to explain this on more than one occasion, often in a Yuletide forum by relatives who want only what’s best for me. These questions are presented with a roll of the eye or an unassuming furrowed brow and often …Read More »
Bob lit up a smoke, and wondered what was next. He had been sitting there all day in front of the computer, pretending to do other things, putting off actually having to be creative. Which was strange considering, the thing he desired most was to be truly creative. Content continues …Read More »
» Snippet of a Peace Among Fools by Sabrina Walls Short stories, flash fiction and creative writing online.
Such a shame, a brilliant mind like that. So sad he’ll never talk again. What a grand life he led, full of promise â until the accident. Damn fools. All of them. Accident indeed! Had but one of them truly paid attention, he would have known that nothing I do …Read More »