Contemporary Fiction

Clarinet

Avalon

“I’ve never played in front of anyone before. Except my wife, and she’s sort of got a tin ear. I’m a little nervous.”  More

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“Just five seconds earlier, she had seemed too good to be true. He should have known there was something a little off, just waiting More

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Doris might never have come to the island if it weren’t for Jack. But with her husband gone, will she stay on Catalina or return More

An open watch
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A retired naval engineer discovers that his passion for clock restoration could save his spouse’s life.  More

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Wait!

“For reasons I would never be able to know, Daria hadn’t phoned a few hours, or even a few days, later.”  More

Lion statue
The Absence of Sound

A quiet man who works at the New York Public Library contemplates the space created by absences, both recent and in the past.  More

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Hack

Poor, sweet, gullible Andrea. She’ll never even know what hit her. More

Dog behind a log bundle
Paladin

In a small California community upset by wildfires and poverty, a four-legged hero comes to a family’s rescue in this heartwarming story by Terry Sanville. More

Building
The Querulous Nightingale

At the end of the Greek Civil War, a World War II veteran-turned-spy is called back to D.C. and discovers that members of his team More

Closed door
Recluse

Years of caring for a brother who won’t leave his room has driven Hattie to desperation. With hopes of urging him outside, she enlists the More

Underwater
The Sea Children

“When the sea takes a man, sometimes it gives him back. … And sometimes it doesn’t give anything back at all.” More

Hands
Ice Out

A fan of crime fiction finds herself the prime suspect of a New Hampshire murder that took place in her small home town. More

A cabin during a blizzard
A Good Sport

Trapped in a warming cabin during a violent blizzard, a first responder must decide whether to help rescue a group of teenagers that vanished in More

Pigeons

Despite growing doubts over her long-distance relationship, a young woman moves in with her boyfriend’s mother after her New York City sublet falls through.  More

Bumblebee on a flower
Dating

A timid divorcee trades his gardening skills for a love potion and meets an attractive beekeeper.  More

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