Story of the Week

Story of the Week

In Samantha Lamph’s horror story, Wayne has just committed an unspeakable crime. To cover up his actions, he plants beautiful bougainvillea flowers in his yard, which turn out to be a powerful symbol that connects two of the main characters. Told from the perspective of three different characters living in Wayne’s neighborhood, this story will grip you until the very last line. 

Bougainvillea

After he had done the thing, he threw the shovel down, spit out his cigarette, and walked away from the mound of dirt. He had

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Contemporary Fiction

Contemporary Fiction Contest
Nick Gaudio

The Best Thing I Ever Heard

I’m on South Padre Island, a few weeks after the end of their tourist season. I spend a long night with three witchy old women

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college
Fallen Kittie

The Last Motel

No one likes Eden. She’s always known it. She knows more when she eyes the labourers along the wharf. The breeze carries a lick of

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Contemporary Fiction Contest
Gareth Gray

Just Another Day

Everyone ignored Jim. He’d gotten used to it over the years. Years of living on the streets had not been kind. He had faded to

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Romance

Lesbian
Lenni A

Go-Away Girls: The Mirror

Her matron would be ashamed. Not at the lack of attention which allowed a client to leave a valuable behind, but allowing him to very

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Class
Fallen Kittie

The Game

Eden hates this class. Captive to the minutiae of cinema studies, she follows the methodic clicks of the lecture. Each slide comes thick and fast.

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Poetry
Pd Mason

Moth to a flame

  Thought it was really over so many times before. But it wasnt ever really over, We always came back for more. after so many

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Sci Fi

Mike James Davis
Mike James Davis

The New Faces of Mt Rushmore

The country gathered and waited for the big reveal. Cameras were at the ready. News people were scattered about straightening their clothes, checking their hair,

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aliens
William Mangieri

The Body

I hate hospitals. Hate everything about them. At the moment, I was hating the incessant, rodent-like scratching of the pens of that ridiculous contraption they

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Mike James Davis

The Cure for Alzheimer’s

“I’d like to introduce you to my grandfather.” I cautiously said to my new fiancé. It was her first time being invited over to the

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Horror

blood
William Mangieri

You Can’t Question the Dead

You can’t question the dead. Son, of all the things I’ve learned from being in this business, that’s at the top of the list. Once

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Chris Fox

The Horrors of Time Travel.

We’re heading into a new, utopian age of progressive enlightenment, or so the media said constantly. I called bullshit because I’d spent my life watching

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True Story

FIFA
Ivair Gonçalves

The Messi Effect

After two decades at Barcelona Messi said goodbye to the team where he became the alien and went to the billionaire team of Paris Saint

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aliens
Larry Hodges

Confederate Cavalry on a Plane

“I know I’m right!” cried Professor Jackson T. Bowser, sitting in the aisle seat of a Boeing 737, flying back from a physics convention in

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burglary
William Mangieri

Sleep with the Snowmen

I hate the cold. I’ve flattened the drifts under the tree as I pace around it in the moonless night, while I try to keep

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Poetry

duck
San Lin Tun

WE ARE DUCKS

We are ducks, So we quack,      we wobble,      we swim with      our web,      we eat worms,      and germs.      We

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Becoming a Writer
Roger Fierstone

The End

There it sits Your story done It says so here The End Then Reality You discover So much Still to do No worries matey All

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Adventure

Western Vibes
S.C. Mae

Pistols at Dawn Amongst the Evergreens

‘A duel! A duel!’ The words spread around town like sickness in winter. ‘When?’ ‘Tomorrow at dawn.’ ‘Who?’ Nobody quite knew who. ‘Where?’ ‘Out in

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ambush
Wesson Renick

Your Heroes Disappoint

The main hallway in the downtown precinct is bustling with traffic, everyone moving quick and deliberate. No time for eye contact. Off to the side,

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