Category Archives: Fiction

Lost Baggage

In a sun-filled room that was full of afternoon shadows and raw wood, a barefooted man picked up his acoustic guitar and played a tune you knew by heart—those sad notes plucked in the comfort of his quiet lap. How … Continue reading

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The Sun and The Tomato

This is the third day of sun. First warm morning in ninety-six days, but who’s counting. I’m still wearing one of my baggy sweaters over my night gown. I am not cold. I am freezing, holding my clay mug close … Continue reading

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The Salesman

A man in a light corduroy shirt with chocolate brown corduroy elbow patches walked to the front door of Mrs. Roseanne Schlepperman’s house. Four evenly spaced knocks announced his arrival. Enough moments passed for the man’s eyes to dance to … Continue reading

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Hearts of Ash

I listened to the last of the liquor drip off the bottom stair, ping with a dull liquid pop against the bare gray concrete floor. I felt the house groan, creak. I heard the muffled crackle of the flames upstairs. … Continue reading

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Eight States Away

He boarded the wrong plane. His mistake might have been discovered had the seat belonged to someone else, but the plane was nearly empty and he fell asleep before it took off. He slept through the beverage service, he slept … Continue reading

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Grisly Adams

It sucks but I was poor a.f. and all my options were as awful as Sophie’s Choice. So I went into the field of organ donation. I mean, I sold the rights to my body after I am deceased to … Continue reading

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Food for inappropriate thoughts

I am sitting across the dinner table from my sister-in-law when I realise something: I don’t want to be with my husband anymore. The thought comes together innocently enough. It’s one of those background thoughts that play over someone’s conversation. … Continue reading

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