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Visiting Hours

by Ray Daley

When roles are reversed and The Doctor is taken, can Susan save him on her own? A "What if?" Doctor Who fanfic short story written under Creative Commons terms. If you like it, feel free to tweet me @RayDaleyWriter

Sweaty Road

by A. Makraz

A short story capturing crucial moments in young man's struggle with paradoxical values and views on sexuality, religion and tradition. Set in a fictional Moroccan village.

Exodus: Year 40

by William Hrdina

Exodus Year 40- is a sort of humorous essay/deconstruction of the Ten Commandments story as it is found in Exodus. I’ve been doing a lot of Bible reading as research for my latest novel The Gospels of Nikolai...

Live Concerts

by Jessica Urahara

Live concerts, one boy, one girl, one band, one show, one enemy, one friend a band built from hate preforms but who will stay the nervous talent or the beautiful star

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 Plumber's Apprentice

by Roderick Gladwish

A humorous fantasy story for children and sequel to 'Maid for a Dragon'. A plumber, a princess and a mermaid. Someone is going to learn something.

Phantom of the Mall

by Tom Lichtenberg

The settlers were dispatched to a distant world to prepare the way for the great migration. Everything went according to plan, a little too smoothly, perhaps. Now there's only one thing missing in New Town,...

Danse Macabre

by Sean Hines

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

Superhero Quick-Change Blues

by William Hrdina

The early trials and tribulations of a failed superhero.

The Magician of Monkton Pier

by Michael Graeme

Joshua is navigating his eco-boat, The Mattie Rat along a dark and stinking stretch of the old canal through Monkton - a city overwhelmed by gangs and gun toting militias. Joshua's seen it all before: urban...

Theaker's Quarterly Fiction #40

by Silver Age Books

Featuring cover art by Howard Watts (and in the print edition, interior art by Ben Ludlam), plus “The Delusions and Tangents of Thornton Excelsior” by Rhys Hughes, “The Journey of Toil Ling; a Folkish...

Winesburg, Ohio

by Sherwood Anderson

Winesburg, Ohio is a 1919 short story cycle by the American author Sherwood Anderson. The work is structured around the life of protagonist George Willard from the time he was a child to his growing independence...

Torii Gate

by George McNeur

Danny was scared – as scared as only a four-going-on-five-year old whose active imagination sees monsters and murderers lurking behind every object that swam in and out of sight amongst the thick, clinging...

One Plus One Makes Me

by Ray Daley

Is a prison with no bars still a prison? Or is the mind the worst prison of all? Worse than the sentance of being completely alone?

The Worst Thing

by Mike Ramon

A short story. At three in the morning George is woken up by a knock at the door. It's a stranger; his car has broken down and he needs to call for a ride. George let's him in. It's an act of kindness that he...

The Set-Up

by William Hrdina

The Set-Up is actually a quick sketch for an idea I plan to write as a screenplay. If I can keep the scope small, I might even try to get it made here in Portland. It’s a twist on the classic crime film- a...

Last Cigarette

by Mike Ramon

A short story. A hitman named Slade takes his latest victim out to the desert and makes him dig his own grave. But this victim isn't who he appears to be.

The King of Infinite Space

by Paul Samael

A short story about a chance meeting with an old schoolfriend on a train. It's also about being alone with your thoughts. Or just about being alone.

Walking

by Andrew Gordinier

An almost lost love, a carjacking, and a wander through the nothing.

Than and Now

by TheYuri

Too tired to remember, too painful to forget? Do you really want to let go? Only Dr. Than removes unwanted memories. If you could erase a painful memory, would you? Meet Michael and his nightmare. He would give...