Stories tagged microfiction

Salty

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I love this, she spit...

Riding Off into the Sunset

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There's only one road out of here. It goes straight north for a while, then starts veering off toward the west. You and Horace Greeley can get all dreamy-eyed if you want, but I know which side of the river the Egyptians buried their dead on.

The Cobblestones Will See Me Grow

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Her roommate must not be home because they are naked. They are better looking than us.

On Mondays, Francesca Takes the Stairs

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The first flight is effortless

Glory

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A woman’s hair is her crowning glory, my grandmother always said.

The Night of the Day the Khoi-Khoi Meet Bartolomeu Dias and Crew

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It keeps coming back to the end of the world. Dogs sitting on roofs, birds flying about indoors, clattering locusts.

The Egg

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It was spring. The stepmother brought her newish daughter to the toy store for a surprise.

Monkey Love

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There's an orangutan riding an elephant that spots a hound dog.

i go to buy folgers coffee & see ninja robots & am okay with it

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I execute my plan (conceived hours earlier while painting toenails) to go next door to the 7-11 clone and buy some coffee. I am too lazy to walk six blocks to the grocery store. I understand that this is a problem but I will deal with it later I swear. …

Wilmington

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The neighbor kids start, we join in–

Lisa Duncan's Mom

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Lisa Duncan's mom was puffy, and you could always see part of her breasts.

Too Quiet on the Carpet

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I've seen the pinch marks. It can't be worth it.

Mountain Country

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I’ve always missed the mountains, but I didn’t know it until I saw them.

Harvest

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In another life you would have learned to cook.

A Conversation Between Bacon and Eggs

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In a hot splattering we were born