Short Stories

Short Story – He Landed Mad (By Carol Park)

He Landed Mad He lands with embers smoldering within and feels as senseless as the crazy cow plunging herself into barbed wire again and again at his cattle ranch. He walks the gangway behind the wisp of a woman. During ...
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Short Story – MORNING RUN (By Norbert Kovacs)

MORNING RUN by Norbert Kovacs (Originally published in FIVE:2:ONE's #thesideshow, May 12, 2018. The author has revised the text.) For three weeks, Phil's veins ran with anticipation. He woke with a tingling in his arms and a warmth suffusing his ...
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Short Story – The Haunting of Piedras Blancas (By DC Diamondopolous)

The Haunting of Piedras BlancasBy DC Diamondopolous There is no end to my love for Jemjasee. I pace the ragged cliffs, searching the sea for her ship. My longing will not cease until I am entwined in her marble wash ...
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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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Short Story – Plight (By Tahereh K.V. Dahkurdi)

Plight The house of Saman and Shayan was located on a three-part street; the houses with yard were in the first part, corporate houses were in the middle and in the end there were the garrison and a military training ...
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