Stories tagged short-story

The Runner's High

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With each passing day a bit of hope sloughed off, until I was left with nothing but a chunk of small memories, of Dad’s giant oaky hands tossing me in the air, never once afraid to see me fall.

Side Effects

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The women slumped and walked loosely in tired, overused dresses; the men stumbled after them in wrinkled Italian suits, goggle-eyed and braying like lost princes, licking coke from nearly empty baggies as they plodded on.

Release

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One of the runners was collecting bags of dead animals to bring back to the van. Nicholas looked inside one of the bags, but all he saw was a stringy mess of fur and tissue. The runner grabbed the bag from Nicholas. He shrugged and said "hammers.

Arcana Magi Zero - v.1: Alysia's Saga, the Awaken

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The last thing eleven year-old Alysia Perez remembered, she clenched her mother’s waist as they both turned to stone in the museum. When she opened her eyes, she was in a world of darkness.

Passing Time

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A surreal conversation in a library hints at something else.

A Jungle Tale

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He awoke with a start. This was not the first time he did so. He couldn't afford these occasional bouts of sleep. And certainly not in the land of the Tsantsa hunters.

Gorgeous World

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I’ve forgiven my mother; she didn’t know what she was doing. She heard voices, had visions. She imagined herself to be a prophet named Helen when her real name was Marge. When she learned she was pregnant with me she scored some Thalidomide from my gr

Days of Fate and Destiny

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“What is the essence of time in mind’s eye?” The old man turned to me and answered. ‘I lived my life filled with patience.

Panthera pardus

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A cruel panther gets its prey.

All the Ashleys in the World

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What was her crime? Working? Caring for her daughter? Walking down the street always with her head a little down, never leaving Queens since she arrived except for her Long Island job? Spending her nights hearing again and again the dogs?

THE LOVE DIET

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On the first day of my diet, I only cheated once. But I sort of made up for it by taking the stairs at work and parking far away from the entrance to J.C. Penney. I went to the mall to look at the sexy outfits I would buy as soon as I could get rid of

Dead Ducks

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Flattened masses of dead ducks riddle my ten-mile route to school every morning.

A short, nonsense story about colours, sounds and Big Mo

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And as he looked at the departing pink cushion in his rear-view mirror (shaped like a canoe without the paddles), the latest big question popped into his mind like a hot slice of buttered brown bread from his shiny, metallic stainless steel toaster –

Arcana Magi Zero - v.2: Megumi's Fable, the Advance

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“Is it a dream? Or is it real?” Questions Megumi asked herself as she stood before the mirror. She no longer had fox ears or a fox tail. Even her long brown hair had turned jet black and her lavender eyes were a natural green just like Alysia’s.

Bicycle Boys

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They would ride with a mechanic synchronicity, like schools of robotic fish, and appear and disappear suddenly, never still, never trapped in traffic snarls, always finding a way through the gridlocks and the side streets.