Short Fiction



Where the Sun is Now

Mandy Newham-Cobb illustration

Zeno's eighth birthday went unnoticed both by himself as well as by the older man and woman with whom he lived, Eldred and Bobbie, the couple to whom his mother and father had swapped him for a sum of money he didn’t know. more

Dec 1, 2013 12:00 AM Short Fiction

Good News

Mandy Newham-Cobb illustration

“You need to get up there and see about it,” she said. “The whole county is talking about it. Something about a snake bite. They say his heart stopped for several minutes, that he should be dead.” more

Dec 1, 2013 12:00 AM Short Fiction

The Red Scooters

Mandy Newham-Cobb illustration

Every single time we had a chance to talk with Santa Claus, we would both hopefully beg for the red scooters. The more we tried to talk about them at home, the more thoroughly our parents both pretended to ignore us. more

Dec 1, 2013 12:00 AM Short Fiction

Jill Laughlin, a recently retired American English teacher, knew she was not objective about severed ears. Indeed, her emotions regarding ears given as gifts were heavily influenced by her own experience as a child with such an item. more

Dec 1, 2012 12:00 AM Short Fiction

It had started to snow on our tiny yellow cottage in Shuffletown as dusk came on, and when the call came from Patricia, there were probably six inches in our backyard—a rarity in that part of the North Carolina Piedmont. more

Jun 1, 2010 12:00 AM Short Fiction

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