Short Stories

Short Fiction – Please Stay And Guard Me (By Melissa R. Mendelson)

Please, Stay and Guard Me by, Melissa R. Mendelson The room was a soft white.  Lit candles decorated the furniture.  Their flames bowed and swayed.  Their warmth struggled to chase the coldness away.  They failed.  Still, they fought. I pulled ...
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Short Story – The Plane Home (By Douglas Robbins)

The Plane Home          By Douglas Robbins I’m on my way this time. I’m tired of being lonely, a nobody, living in the shadows of my life. I’ve been on my way before and always got stuck. I’m heading home ...
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Short Story – On the High Dive of Life (By Lynn Long)

I have many fond memories of my childhood summers spent at the local swimming pool. To me, the pool was a magical place where I would spend countless hours in play, splashing the day away with my friends. I can still ...
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Short Fiction – American Innocence, Our Children Now and Then (By Donal Mahoney)

American Innocence, Our Children Now and Then By Donal Mahoney   As we know, sometimes we can see the big picture by peeking through a keyhole. And in America today perhaps we can see better the state of innocence among young ...
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Fuzzy (Carol Bales)

Short Story – Finding a Refugee a Home (By Donal Mahoney)

Finding a Refugee a Home   Fuzzy wasn’t my cat although I fed him every morning at four o'clock for 10 years.   He was my wife’s cat, loved to sit on her lap, be petted, jump down and rub his head against her feet.   He was ...
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Short Fiction – By The Yellow Light (By Melissa R. Mendelson)

By The Yellow Light by, Melissa R. Mendelson I was nine when my parents got divorced.  I could hear them arguing downstairs as I clutched Teddy in my arms.  I always felt safe in this house.  I didn’t want to ...
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Short Fiction – The Candle Lights (By Melissa R. Mendelson)

The Candle Lights by, Melissa R. Mendelson A soft glow slipped across the darkness.  It chased the shadows away.  All the unwanted emotions like doubt and fear became silenced.  Peace was no longer a dream, and the body would know ...
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Short Story – Unfriendly Skies (By Melissa R. Mendelson)

Unfriendly Skies by, Melissa R. Mendelson The sky was portrait blue.  White clouds graced across it.  The sun dipped in and out.  Black strokes of bird swayed into view.  The world was quiet and disappeared down below, and all the ...
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Short Fiction – Rape of The Lock (By Opaniyi Samuel Oluwawumi)

            RAPE OF THE LOCK          OPANIYI SAMUEL OLUWAWUMI Yemisi was nice to me. Nkechi just left me for no cause. We were already thinking of marriage and I just newly got a Big-Daddy Toyota Camry Car then; she had ...
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Short Fiction – Auto Pilot (By Melissa R. Mendelson)

AUTO PILOT By, Melissa R. Mendelson “How was your father’s funeral?” “It was fine.” “Just fine, Gary?” Gary stretched out on a brown, leather couch.  He turned to look at the older gentleman sitting near him with his legs crossed ...
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