Somehow or other ten years had gone by and she lost her voice. Her name, Orpha, was the last word she ever spoke out loud. Spoken in a whisper, it sounded like Alpha, a promising beginning. But perhaps creation, once it has been opened with Alpha, can only be followed …Read More »
» or snake charming by Lindsey M. Brummerhop Short stories, flash fiction and creative writing online.
there were once three pretty cowards. Content continues after advertisement i fell in love with each, and every, one. of. them. and then they ran. as i waved, then walked back into my house & wrote the stories they’d read years later and think to themselves, “fuck.” or, “of course.” …Read More »
From around a dense bramble choked bend, a lone swan emerged from dawnâs mist, dipping its head between reeds. âWhereâs your mate?â Fern asked. âDonât swans stay with their partners until one of them dies?â Tears stung at her own question. Behind her, from inside her car, the strains of …Read More »
âHarry Johnson. Harry Wang. Just Wang. You know, wang. The little soldier. Willie. Captain Winkie, One eyed monster. Of course, Cock. Thatâs obvious, but he gives me theâwhuddayuh call it, the genealogy of it. Says, âRoosters is known for getting up in the morning.â Wink wink, he does, like Iâm …Read More »
Iâd got the call at about six-thirty the previous evening; Sunday – during âSongs of Praiseâ. Not that I was watching it. Content continues after advertisement âHow quickly can you get down to London tonight?â âTonight? I canât get there tonight; the last train has gone.â âOk, tomorrow, then?â âErr… …Read More »
I hit end on my phone and think of what I should to do next. On the one hand, I should feel devastated and begin pour my eyes out. I should collapse on my bed and not move for the rest of the night. That would be nice, but it …Read More »
Please welcome Louie Cronin back to WU today! Louie’s debut novel, Everyone Loves You Back, has been named a semi-finalist for the 2017 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award and a finalist for an Indie Excellence Award. A little more about her: For 10 years,Â Louie CroninÂ (a.k.a. âCronin the Barbarianâ)Â served as Car …Read More »
» Build a Memory. Build a Bear. by Bryan Currie Short stories, flash fiction and creative writing online.
Thereâs a copper-toned Queen in New York Harbor who, until recently, happily greeted visitors to the shores of our promised land. She now sits on Ellis Island politely checking green cards and work visas, reminding the huddled masses to wipe their feet on the way in, worried they might stay …Read More »
The blizzard commenced in earnest sometime between the appetizer and desert. My wife and I emerged into a snow-globe world where the flakes came down in clots as large as rabbit tails. The fresh snow erased the imperfections in a still-transforming area of the south Loop, painting the cracked sidewalks …Read More »
She sipped at her coffee. Black. No sugar. Sour. Lipstick mark: Red; Number 58 – Dark Wine. The taste barely registered. A creak in the floorboards: her husbandsâ feet. Size nine shoes. Black. Heavily polished. Tightly laced. Content continues after advertisement âHow long have you been up?â She stared through …Read More »