Contemporary Fiction

More In Contemporary Fiction

Featured610x315
Nurse Ingrid

Beth, a recently widowed mother of two, and her friends Sunniva and Dana see a business opportunity in thrift store underwear.... More

Twins610x315
The Durschlag Twins

When little suburban terrors cause a near-accident, a frustrated neighbor learns the best way to deal with ill-behaved children isn’t what he expected. ... More

Valerie-Featured-610x315
Valerie

While working as a temp in an insurance agency, an amateur-pro photographer meets Valerie, who has a proclivity for lousy choices in boyfriends.... More

Hard Lessons
Hard Lesson

The education of Esther Campbell begins at Karloff University, New England’s most prestigious college of horror.... More

Crying in Airport
Paul

The stress of relocating abroad causes an emotional roller coaster.... More

Person playing Cello
I Had a Cello

When a mysterious man leaves his cello at a bus stop, a woman struggles between the yearning to play it and the desire to find... More

Rain Delay
Rain Delay

The forecast of his son Teddy’s future looms over Malone as the men sit waiting for the weather to clear and the ball game to... More

Mentioning Mentia
Mentioning Mentia

In this short satire, Dr. Phil Gudenov discusses causes and cures for Mentia, a pervasive disease that's affecting Americans, with radio host Katie Brigand.... More

Captain Technology
Captain Technology

When his computer won’t connect to the Internet, the captain will abandon all manner of comforts, including lunch, to reconnect with his email inbox.... More

Sketch of a young man kneeling in an open closet, an item in his hand. Illustration by Amber Arnold © SEPS 2014
The Line

After Ricky's grandmother dies, he finds a mysterious object in her room that seems connected to tragedies which begin to befall his family.... More

Source: Shutterstock.com/ © Steve Lovegrove
Epiphany in Green

For the past nine years of Edward's retirement, he has mowed the lawn every Wednesday without fail. Until one morning when an errant daydream turns... More

Page 1 of 41234