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Have You Seen Tarum?

by Jaleta Clegg

Kimberly has given up hope of having more in her life than her job and her ailing grandmother, until crazy old Mr. Jeffries asks, "Have you seen Tarum?"

Limits @ Infinity

by J.C. Bell

The Chosen are gathering . . . making their way to Lock Core, where once more the Plague pours through the Black Door. No longer can the Destroyer save them. The heroes of the Seventh World are all that remains...

The Acorn Gathering

by Duane Simolke, Editor

From a scandal-rocked town in West Texas to the Blackfeet Indian reservation in Montana, these short stories take readers to surprising places in America and the human heart. Fiction by six authors.

In The Mouth Of The Gift Horse

by Ray Daley

Surprise presents are very nice, even to extremely tyranical dictators. Sometimes the surprise is that anyone will even SEND you a present!

Hawkswood

by David M. Brown

A failing publishing house receives an unexpected gem but the mystery surrounds the messenger as well as the manuscript.

Danse Macabre

by Sean Hines

Danse Macabre is a short story that combines a Lovecrafian style with a recent popular culture gothic horror stable.

Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary

by Clare Tanner

A personal crisis might seem like the end of the world, but sometimes it is a catalyst for change and renewal.

Pavel the Walker

by Kurt Ulmer

After another fight with his father, the 16 year old walked out. He severed connection with what he thought were his parents. He wandered the world and only stopped to work and save. He walked till the money...

Suggestion

by Zack Kaufen

A story about romance and deception on a small scale. 'Suggestion' is a short story by German Novelist and blogger Zack Kaufen (zackkaufen.blogspot.com).

"KAFKA'S HAIRBRUSH" (STORY)

by Stefano Boscutti

Someone's having a bad hair day.

Anxious writer Franz K. waits for the pharmacy in Prague's old square to open so he can purchase a bottle of his favorite hair tonic. Why are they late? What is wrong with the...

First Bite

by Kurt Ulmer

Station Pier, Port Melbourne on a cold, wet early winter’s morning in 1962 is not a welcoming place. Meat pie! I must have a meat pie. And there was the sign: ‘Four ‘n Twenty’, the meat pie I must have....

Shadow Chasers

by Ray Daley

A young runner rails against a former friends ego, using dark forces to wreak his revenge. What really happens when you catch your own shadow? Could it be worse than what might happen if it catches you?

How YouTube Saved the World from the AntiChrist

by William Hrdina

Everything was going so well for the Antichrist, until that damn kid and his YouTube.

The Angry Vagabonds

by Ray Daley

A fantasy tale set when animals still spoke, and how one such group lost that power.

Not Eddie

by Ray Daley

Many things are done in the cause of Friendship. Friends don't let friends go out the hard way.

Forced on Forward

by Robby DeLuca

A horror tale that takes place in a very short story.

Looking for Miss Allen

by Kurt Ulmer

English is not my first language so finding Miss Allen proved to be... well... difficult! Not my fault!

Falling into the Fire

by Crystal Rodriguez

While living the somewhat perfect life she's built for herself, she still felt alone and restless. She's slowly deteriorating and the thoughts that hold her captive in her own mind are there to watch her fall....

Generation 2K

by Bahhaj J. Hockley

A fictional speech given some 50 years in the future to an audience born in the last 10-15 years of the 20th century, this short piece reflects a vision of a better tomorrow created by the hard work and dedication...

A Christmas Carol for Modern Times

by Clare Tanner

Evergreedy Squeeze is a wealthy banker, out of touch with the age of austerity. At Christmas he receives visitations from three spirits, who attempt to show him the truth of his situation. Will he heed their...