Short Stories Of The Week
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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 ...

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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 ...

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

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“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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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