Category Archives: Fiction

My Roomie

I slung my backpack over one shoulder, closed the door of my truck, and found my way inside the hotel. The lobby was modest and the rooms would probably be worse, but I didn’t turn around. At the front desk, … Continue reading

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Spend It

Dumped and laid off in one week. It was a bad time to be Marv Stinson. He walked out of work with a heavy toolbox in his right hand and burdens on his mind. He thought of unpaid bills and … Continue reading

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Reading Their Only Son

For a while now their adolescent son has been turning into a book. He’s no longer wearing blue jeans and T-shirts and when he goes out he’s taken to wearing endpapers and a dust jacket. His mother and father, somewhat … Continue reading

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The Edge

Simon Simon waits until he hears the refrigerator close and the tink of bottle cap on counter, then the television, Jeopardy, his father’s favorite show and one that Simon hates because it is boring and old and he is twelve … Continue reading

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Boxes, Basements

When I opened my eyes my feet were the feet of a baby: I wore red baby shoes with thin blue stripes and white soles. I looked at my hand. Cracked skin, veins branching out on the back of it, … Continue reading

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The Bride’s Sister

It was a small wedding. Probably could’ve fit every single participant and guest in the Whitt backyard, but the groom’s family wouldn’t have it. Joanie knew her sister, the bride, had to fight for the size. She told Joanie that … Continue reading

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The Flood Near Comfort, TX

We don’t question when they wake us, the sky not yet blue, morning merely trickling through the blinds. We don’t panic when we board the bus, drive down the dirt roads from church camp, see the swollen river. At first, … Continue reading

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