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Short Stories

Some quick reads for the busy reader

 

January 30, 2019

Western Montana, 1863

Elliott’s eyes crossed a bit as the barrel of Clara’s Volcanic pistol settled between his eyes. They were both panting, having just run from the nearby town of Cathe. Elliott trembled in fear, knowing what was to come. He was done running, and Clar...

June 18, 2018

The teenage boy stood in awe of the car before him. It wasn’t pretty, by any means. The paint was faded, the tires were flat, and the body was dented and rusted. The door squeaked as it opened. The floor had a hole in it. He put the key into the ignition and turned it....

May 13, 2018

The little boy looked up and saw a mountain before him. It looked daunting but exciting. It loomed over his head but still invited him forward. The beckoning finger of potential adventure pulled the boy onto the mountain.

The foothills were full of soft, green grass and...

May 12, 2018

Jazz played softly in the background as we all sat and sipped on glasses of illicit booze. The year was 1929. Prohibition’s grip on society was strong but the hooch was stronger. I was sitting in the basement of an apartment building in Manhattan. A large mahogany bar...

April 9, 2018

The sights of Beckett's pistol were centered between Pat's eyes. They both stood on the roof of the building with the wind blowing snow fiercely against their faces. The city's lights and holiday decorations illuminated the darkness around them, with the sun preparing...

March 8, 2018

Being a man, I honestly have no idea what it’s like to be a woman. I don’t know the struggles or the benefits. I don’t know the reasons women get out of bed in the morning, or what keeps them moving throughout the day. I can’t even begin to imagine what goes through th...

March 7, 2018

Erick looked up from his drink to see the digital image of his grandfather plastered across a Times Square billboard. It looked blurry to him, but he didn’t need to be sober to know what it was. It was the same advertisement that ran over and over again, drilling dear...

February 27, 2018

I recall the day that my life changed forever. Whether or not it was for the better, is up to you to decide. After all, I am not here to give you an opinion, only a perspective.

The year does not matter, but know that it was long ago. I was but a little girl by the name...

February 19, 2018

“As I stood over his lifeless body, I was forced to wonder: was this the result of my actions, or his?

After all this time, I expected it to be difficult. I didn't think the trigger would pull so smoothly, so quickly. I figured my mind would race and I would instantly r...

February 18, 2018

The beeping was all I heard. That incessant, rhythmic, fucking beeping was all that existed. I didn’t know what it was. I didn’t know where it was coming from. Was it in my head? Maybe I was imagining it. Maybe I was being tortured with it. Honestly, I wasn’t sure whic...

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