Contemporary Fiction

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Bucket List

“Our family isn’t big on frills. We use what works. But that doesn’t mean there can’t be magic.”  More

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The Umpire

“Nash had broken the cardinal rule of umpiring — keep your eyes on the game.” More

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Local News

Mr. and Mrs. Reed may have been condemned to sink ever deeper into their chairs were it not for a ray of light shocking them More

House at the end of a tree-lined path.

Sarabeth returns home after her grandmother’s funeral — only to discover her brother Donnie and uncle Reed have nefarious plans for her inheritance. More

A green field in Montana with mountains on the horizon.

Sam, a college dropout living in Browning, Montana, isn’t sure what he’s looking for. Enter Debbie, a master’s degree student who’s sworn off men after More

What Do You Imagine?

A Mossberg shotgun prompts a game of make-believe between father and daughter, housebound by a blizzard in Redfield, Connecticut. More

Little Green Men

In the era of Desert Storm trading cards, two boys get caught up in the jingoistic fervor encapsulating their Midwestern town. More


Every day, Linda thinks about jumping from the bridge. But if she leapt, who would be left to take care of her mother? More

The Bicycle

A bike accident pushes Wes and Laurel to reexamine their May-December relationship. More

Charlie’s Bar

“Wiping the back bar, he wondered if the Customer was joking. No one would walk into a pub and just confess he was going to More

Almost Heaven

The fruit and vegetable stand was all they had left to remember Aunt Sophie — but now it’s smashed to pieces. More

Silver sports car on a driveway
Do Something You Like

Ambitiously seeking love, Marylou imagines a proposal from the driver of a silver sports car parked outside her church. But her instinct to study the More

The Stars in Hoshi’s Eyes

“She was handing me back my credit card, but I just stood there, wanting to soak the feeling of those stars in, the feeling of More

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