Fiction Shorts

Monday, May 13, 2019

The Telltale Slippers Part Two

Just then the bell rang. I grew suspicious as to who might be at the door at this time of the night. I answered the door to find Lucien B., Preston M. and Jean C. a prominent member of the constabulary in attendance. “Ah!” said I. “What brings you here on such a late hour?” “We are here to... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

The Telltales Slippers Part One

You would call me mad. But if you were to manage a ten-room mansion of squabbling children, you might not be so willing to condemn me. I shall relate to you the tale of the slippers and how I acted the way I did. Then judge me as mad. I cannot say when the thought first crossed my mind. It was not,... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

The Wail of the Wolf

“Haven't seen you 'round these parts afore.” Randy Wolford addressed the stranger seated next to him at the bar. "I'm a reporter," the stranger fished out a business card from his shirt pocket. "Tom Davison, Chicago Tribune." Randy scanned the card. “You're a ways from home, out here on the flats.”... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

False Hopes

"You`ve given them hope," Stan Fleming said as the noise of accolades died down in the auditorium behind them. They walked briskly toward the exits at the rear of the building. "Yes, I have,`" Larry Benson replied with less than average enthusiasm. "I'm a savior, but I don't deserve it." They walked... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Despondency

Andea! It was all about office politics, and she was an expert at it. With her slim form, she had managed to rise up over the secretarial pool to the status of personal secretary to Doug Latimer, a prize to all the other girls. She had won Doug's heart and Mary hated it. She had been around for more... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

The Sacrifice of Liberty

Larry Benson found the world of microbiology unique yet foreign as he watched virus cells behave under an electron microscope. They appeared to act in random order, but he knew their size was deceiving. Even the tiniest aberrant cell could create an unstoppable deadly pandemic. Humans possessed... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Emile's Bane

Emile Santiago rolled out of bed and nearly collapsed on his feet. Only the dresser saved him from hitting the floor hard. He swayed on rubbery legs while contemplating the bug that had bothered him for the last week. It wasn't a flu bug the media was reporting. This bug was more than just the flu.... Sign in to see full entry.

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