Short Stories

Terror and Reprieve

On the morning after the day everything changed, I woke up before my alarm. I let the steady waves of panic wash over me as I took deep breaths and realized I wouldn't fall back asleep. I told...

Shelly Rzewuski

Monday, May 16, 2022

What was so wrong with me now?

Once I remember my father saying how he missed me as a little kid. I had felt insulted. Now, I often think back to this comment. I love my much younger sisters, now in their twenties, but I too...

Shelly Rzewuski

Monday, May 16, 2022

Elevator Memoir-1955

Elevator memoir 1955

No Lackawanna train Fridays.
Instead, Mommy drives from Orange to Newark to pick up Daddy at his office.
Parked, we run to the elevator bank, press the...

Donna Lee Goldberg

Friday, May 13, 2022

My Friend

She was beautiful and kind the way you want your friends to be. We were inseparable. I followed her everywhere. I used to think that she was an angel sent to be my friend.
“Then where are my...

Franklin Cota

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Gone

Candle stubs flicker on the table, wax dripping. A bottle of Cabernet stands open by one of the two place settings. A wine glass lays on the tablecloth, its contents spreading, deep blood red. In...

Lee Ann Smith

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

A New Love

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Donald Carugati

Friday, May 6, 2022

Great Oak

He had a decision: climb down or jump and take his chances. His branch swayed under punishing blows from the wind.

Storm's coming.

He looked around, observing squirrels prance around...

Shonto Olander

Saturday, April 30, 2022

History History History (Always Repeating)

Ana trudged up the muddy road with her mom. They’d left home as the bombing began. Everything abandoned. Then her mother fell, Ana saw blood coming out of her head. As she bent down by her mom,...

Joseph Rutch

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Earth Odyssey TV Show

I have been watching a very interesting TV Show Called Earth Odyssey with Dylan Dreye on NBC every Saturday at 10am. Earth Odyssey is a TV show about wildlife around the world. On the TV show, it...

Yan Yakirevich

Monday, April 25, 2022

Doppelganger

The boy heard his parents with them downstairs. Laughing. Schmoozing. While he lay in darkness, facing the open closet.
Silently a shadow emerged, twisting on all fours. Like a bug.
It...

Brandon Scott

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

A Slice of a Day

How it is difficult to maintain a peaceful mind.

A deli in the afternoon. I finally get to my turn to order as a man saunters in and goes, “A meatball sandwich with extra sauce.”

A...

Keiko James

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Speeding Ticket

The State Theater performance ended at 1AM. My lovely spouse asked can you get home in 15 minutes. On Ryders Lane I picked up speed. Turning into our driveway a police car also pulled in. The...

Donald Carugati

Thursday, May 27, 2021