Category Archives: Short Story

Duplexity

Breaking glass cuts the thin walls and fighting ensues but it isn’t the shattered shards of Champagne flute that’s caused it.   They’ve been struggling since I can remember. There is no beginning or end.   It just is.   … Continue reading

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Please Pass The Kryptonite

“Do you think your feet still smell when you’re dead?” All I can see is the top of his little head, hair glowing like raging fire under the warm lights above us. My voice strangled, I half scold him; “What … Continue reading

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Bird of Paradise

Although I’d told him not to get me anything, I am secretly buzzing inside. Right there, on the dining room table, in the middle of two beautiful place settings and a chilling bottle of bubbly is a small black leather … Continue reading

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A Duck Is Just A Duck

Bev’s tea is always so much hotter. It’s because she boils her water in a stainless steel kettle over a big gas range. As she slices carrots through the floral veil drifting up from my mug, I half listen while … Continue reading

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Magic

The Band-Aids are blue and there are four that I can see, one masking each little knee poking from below her skirt’s hem and one on each elbow like patches covering holes on an old man’s cardigan. The rest are … Continue reading

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Mercy

At fifteen, I was a witness. An enormous steel door cranked open in the distance and launched his cries into the stale, cold air. His heavy steps clamored on the slate pavers and I heard hesitation in the back and … Continue reading

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Let There Be

He trudges along his near invisible path. The path he’s been trudging his entire, whole life. His thin trail cloaked in twisted and tangled trees and trunks. Hidden under broken and bent barb and brush. Holed up inside his rusted … Continue reading

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Behind the Story

“Who the hell would do this?” She barks at Sam. They are up to their dusty eyebrows in broken tile, rotting fiberglass and pieces of popcorn ceiling. He turns and sees that the old towel bar she’s holding sports a … Continue reading

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Good Enough

The powder slowly fell out of the paper envelope into the bowl, reminding me of a dump truck off-loading a pile of sand; only the dust rising from this pour was so sweet, my mouth watered at the scent. I carefully tore … Continue reading

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Only You

Through the fog, it vies for my attention. I can barely see it just below the surface of the sand. Grains scattered over the exterior, it’s mottled, difficult to visualize. Dust surrounding, settling, my view is nearly blocked. People walk … Continue reading

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