Posts Tagged "short fiction"

Tree of the Forest Seven Bells Turns the World Round Midnight

by on Oct 19, 2017 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

6,700 Words Thistle stepped over an upturned root that twisted from the dark, wet earth. “Your mama live near the river?” “Naw.” “Your mama live in a tree?” “Nope.” “Then what we doing?” “Mama the river and the tree.” She moved with deliberate grace, each footfall a code that unlocked...

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My Struggle

by on Oct 10, 2017 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

7,400 Words From beyond the ghetto walls come the peal of church bells; pure and clear, clear and pure the sound fills the night above the ghetto, and Shomer and the children stop and listen to it, spellbound in their captivity. Beyond the walls, ordinary citizens are on their way to...

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Penelope Waits

by on Oct 3, 2017 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

4,000 Words Listen to the audio version of “Penelope Waits” Penelope waited for Odysseus. A whole house full of suitors, some of whom had to be pretty hot, and she gave none of them the time of day, weaving a shroud of all things, unweaving it at night. Meanwhile, Odysseus is...

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While the Black Stars Burn

by on Sep 28, 2017 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

3,400 words Caroline tucked an unruly strand of coarse brown hair up under her pink knit cap, shrugged the strap of her black violin case back into place over her shoulder, and hurried up the music building stairs. Her skin felt both uncomfortably greasy and itched dryly under her heavy...

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The Lightning Bird

by on Sep 26, 2017 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

4,700 Words Gable began turning into a bird at night two days after her mother died. “Gable is a boy’s name,” one of the grandmothers said and turned her teacup in gnarled hands. A dark wart hung from her left eye, and Gable thought of snatching it between her fingers and dropping it...

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