Contemporary Fiction

Glasses

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 kill a man.” More

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

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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

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“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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Last in Flight

How would you celebrate your birthday if you were the last person on Earth? More

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Crack Shot

He didn't know the day was special — he just knew it was hot. More

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Persistence of Vision

A young woman vows to reunite her family, but getting rid of her father’s mistress may not be enough to bring him home. More

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Plumber’s Helper

Single parent Emma has handyman John’s number saved in her cellphone for emergencies—and maybe for romance. More

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A Landing Called Compromise

Martha Blalock never liked Zula Blix, who flirts with every man in New Madrid Baptist Church, but soon both recognize what they have to lose. More

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Skyscrapers

Nursing an injury, Kate stares out the window of her 43rd-floor apartment and notices a face staring back. More

Turkish street
Shackled

In 1966, Kelly is finishing her sabbatical in southern Turkey, a place that wold disrupt her life forever. More

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Lloyd and Mary

A successful real estate agent and his wife live life by rote until an unbearable loss shatters their well-ordered world. More

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Into Each Life

A boy befriends the filly tethered in his backyard, both longing to break free from the silence around them. More

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