Category Archives: Short Stories

Dishonest Diplomacy: A Seizure in the Body Politic.

“We’re only trying to protect our mutual interests. Imagine how a major accident in one of those arteries would affect your economy?” President Miriam Rena sat across from General Georg Reoviro, their reflections clearly visible, though grayed, in the smooth … Continue reading

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Redemption

“It’s just a stud, you’d barely even notice it!” Steve Andrews had been begging his mother to lend him some money to get a nose ring. It was the kind of thing she would never have let her older kids … Continue reading

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Break Room

“It happened again!” “Oh?” “Someone opened the door.” The half dozen ladies sat around a long folding table topped with a faded yellow plaid veneer. The fluorescent lights glared down on them, exaggerating the already unnatural hues of their hair … Continue reading

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Subjective Immortality: A scene from a cafe in Rome.

(Warning: lots of crude language ahead.) “It’s called subjective immortality. It’s like, thousands or even millions of alternate yous die, but the you that’s really you, like, nothing can touch him” “Wait a second, what was that dude’s name?” “Oh … Continue reading

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The Fall: short story

Sorry for starting out with something this intense. The Fall Outside, the last of the leaves were barely holding out against the bitter cold that all their show of flame couldn’t warm. Below, their fallen brothers lay, slowly giving up … Continue reading

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The Butterfly

At school this week we’re reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar and hatching cocoons. So I wrote my own story. The Egg Charles was born an a particularly beautiful day. His mother always remembered that it was a Tuesday, because she … Continue reading

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