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Helper

by Ted O'Neill

Helper ... by Ted O'Neill … adapted from the original short story 'Benefactor' by George H. Smith "Many people will hate and fear robots at first. They will see robots as a new and terrible problem. What will...

The Prodigal Son

by Jake Huther

A man seeks help from a priest, and ends up sharing his incredible life story. To anyone that reads this and likes it - comments are very welcome! I want to know what you think, and would love your ideas to...

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There Will Be School Tomorrow

by Ted O'Neill

There Will Be School Tomorrow by Ted O'Neill (adapted from the original short story by V. E. Thiessen) . "You may shake with fear, but you will always remember this story. The teachers of tomorrow are gentle...

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After Dark

by Bryan L. Lee

What would happen if the neighborhood vigilante just happened to be a werewolf? Find out After Dark.

Cassingle: Five Stories

by Jim Hanas

A follow-up to 2006's Single, Cassingle is a collection of stories that originally appeared in Fence, McSweeney's, Bridge: Stories & Ideas, and Twelve Stories. Toronto's Eye Weekly wrote of Cassingle, "No matter...

Cain's Apples

by Bryan L. Lee

Ever bought an apple at a roadside stand? Joe Johnson wishes he hadn't in this suspenseful and spooky short story.

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Dreaming Lies to Change the Truth

by Kaolin Fire

[620 words] She wove lies of leaves and fruit as she crawled about the tree; it had rotted and split, but her webbing held it whole. She wove eight-faceted apples that glistened like negative prisms, sucking...

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Testing

by Kaolin Fire

[650 words] Six metal walls: floor, ceiling, four lateral barriers to the outside world. Two circular windows face eachother, leading out to bleak darkness. A table sits a little off from the center of the room,...

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The Last to Have Sex

by Kaolin Fire

[2300 words] To put it simply, Jerome was fat. His only erogenous zone was his mouth. But putting it simply didn't do justice to the rolls of flesh he carted around daily, the sheen of sweat that trickled from...

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Astrogator

by JD Chatternib

First contact on Earth may not be with humans, even if we’re the ones with the spaceships.

Moments of Silence

by Travis King

This short story, "Moments of Silence," is an eerie and heartwarming tale of love beyond the boundaries of death.

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Single: Two Stories

by Jim Hanas

"Single" contains two previously published short stories: "Miss Tennessee" and "The Cryerer," which first appeared in The Land-Grant College Review and One Story, respectively. Both appear in "Why They Cried,"...

Aeronausiphobia

by Jim Dayton

This is a story about fear and the unlikely crossing of the two people who share a rare phobia.

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A Fabrication: and other stories

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Ned the Automator

by Wiley Davis

In a world where relationships have been automated, only Ned Barton has the nerve to set fire to the nerve center -- and the heart to write a letter to his grandma.

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