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Superhero Quick-Change Blues

by William Hrdina

The early trials and tribulations of a failed superhero.

The Volunteer

by Bryan L. Lee

A new project at work leads to unusual consequences in this surprising short story.

Letters Home

by Ray Daley

A good service person sends letter to their loved ones back home as often as they are able. Can those at home believe everything they read though?

The Grandfather Army

by Ray Daley

A loyal Drill Sergeant proudly trains the next batch of recruits to go off to war. Until things get personal.

Ella's Mother

by Cress Roylott

Reflections on family, trauma, and ghosts, from a reluctant mother. Excerpt: I’m staring at Ella down by the stream. Not quite four, and she scampers about like an elfin who has all the world in her hands....

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!

Lost and Forgotten

by Ashly Lorenzana

Shannon is an escort, living one day at a time as she hops between cheap motel rooms and tries to supply her drug habit in the process. She finds herself stranded after losing her car and running out of cash...

My Name Is Stupid - Part 1

A Twist in the Tale

by Mel Comley

Five short stories with a twist at the end. Plus as a bonus I have included the first chapter of each of my thrillers. And the first chapter of Tania Tirraoro's This Last Summer.

The Autumn Engagement

by Stephen W. Cote

When Baseball is used to settle political disputes, one bad pitch cost Janus Franko his wife, career, and reputation. Eight months later, he is presented an opportunity to prove that he didn't throw the game....

Incursion

by Ray Daley

Every Universe that can play out, has and currently is. Not everyone likes the Universe they were born in, even fewer dare to think they alone can change it for the better.

The Mason Procedure

by Ray Daley

The conveyor belt of warm bodies brings a constant stream of eager new young volunteers to fill the dangerous jobs in space. Every day is lived on the edge of danger and the slightest slip will find them in...

Smokers Corner

by Adam Bender

Tim loses his addiction for the ho-hum after falling for Samantha during a smoking break. A short story by the author of We, The Watched.

The Outlier #3: Lost Souls

by Tom Lichtenberg

The world's #1 Big-Data Detective returns in yet another extremely unlikely, if not impossible adventure. This time the wrong things are happening at the wrong times in the wrong places while pasts and futures...

Symbiotes

by Tom Dillon

The second story in the Horizon Series. When Ava, Vance, and Remi claimed an abandoned space station, they knew it would change their lives. Now they have to learn to live together.

The Vicar's Revenge

by Jaleta Clegg

Magic berries and the end of the Vicar's patience add up to mayhem in the small town of Terrington Green.

Big John's Long War

by Kurt Ulmer

He made good on a promise to come home from the war to take care of his family. The war never ended for this poor soul.

Close

by RobertYel

This is a Flash Fiction work of less than 500 words. It deals with a type of domestic abuse. So if this subject is sensitive to you please do not read it.

New Wave Detectives 01: Punk Rock Theatre

by Brian mcLellan

James Jordan never expected his past to come back to him like this. Now he's in danger, dodging horrors and nightmares that he thought he'd left behind. And the one person who could help him might have vanished...

Rattling Bones: Gathering Light

by theaatkinson

Rattling Bones is a collection of short stories with a dark edge. Meant for the chicklit reader who likes her fiction a little dark in places, it has a distinct literary flavor. The ideal reader doesn't mind...