Short Stories Of The Week

I didn’t notice my sister had freckles until she was dying. The light brown spots speckled her nose and cheeks, as though someone had shaken a coke can, popped ...

A tall man, in his mid-twenties, stands at the water’s edge. He is hunched against the wind and the flying spray as waves hit the rocks. It is not yet dark. A ...

Rooftops clutter the horizon, all straight lines and right angles. Beyond, kiteboarders keel backwards like isosceles triangles into the eddies of Sullivan’s ...

“The old charts call it `Ship-Trap Island,”‘ Whitney replied.” A suggestive name, isn’t it? Sailors have a curious dread of the place. I don’t know why. Some ...

I am soccer mom - I am. I’m one of those people you look at and say, “Must be nice.” I have a mini-van, two kids, a nice house, and I take good vacations. I ...

They were new patients to me, all I had was the name, Olson. Please come down as soon as you can, my daughter is very sick. When I arrived I was met by the ...

The woman, whose name is Dorothea, or maybe just Dorothy, knows this is the day he will stay with them. She holds her daughter’s hand as they enter the ...

It was one of those delightful muggy days when the sun and rain clouds met above as if wandering tourists. A violent flash of rain quickly muddied the earth. ...

Drneeeaaawww…drenooaaaawww…. The thick strings on the bass guitar stretched and released and buzzed as I tuned them. I sat on the floor of my nearly empty ...

If Stella’s husband Dorrit seemed even more “strange” after the removal of his kneecaps, he was, as everyone familiar with the details agreed, lucky to be ...

The fifteenth of April flashed out like a neon sign in the middle of the calendar. It had been there at the back of my mind for so long that I’d started to get ...

My only true love was stolen from me long ago. I’m talking decades. Some other dude swooped in when I was too young, too foolish, too mixed up to do anything ...

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