Contemporary Fiction

Man with bird under his jacket

Bird, Mother, Son

Trying to connect with his cold and distant mother, a man finds he is left with only one option — and it involves his wife’s new pet bird. New fiction by J.B. Howard More

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Cleanup, Aisle Three

A woman embarks on a nostalgia-fueled shopping trip before her college-bound brood vacates the nest. New story by Carol Harada. More

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Saving Grace

In the small town of Rosewood, Billy is known as a hero — but his reputation also bears a dark secret. New short story by More

Long Gone

A homeless drifter dodges storms from Mother Nature and his fellow man in pursuit of happiness, or at least a good buzz. New short story More

Auntie Alice’s Funeral

A mother of three contends with caustic relatives and the relentless march of time at a dysfunctional funeral. New short story by Katie Stevens. More

Boss sitting at his desk and smoking a cigar
Opinion of the Boss

Alyssa Martin is about to make a horrible mistake that could end her publishing career before it even begins. New short story by Jenna Weart. More

Cat People

A resident’s propensity for feeding feral cats upsets a small South Florida condo community. New short story by Marlene Olin. More

Happy grandson and grandfather
Remembering for Grampa

A boy asks his mother to share bedtime stories of her childhood so that he can remember them for his aging grandfather. New short story More

Gregory

When a family’s guinea pig gets sick, a mother learns how much the friendship means to her daughter. New short story by Dorothy Rice. More

A Nice Piece of Tenderloin

A police officer questions the rights of a street musician working to support his family. New flash fiction by Django Mathijsen. More

A Harry Houdini poster
King of Chains

A hopeful journalist seeks Houdini's help to expose the Winchester spirit house, but even the great Harry Houdini can't escape the truth. New fiction by More

The Humvee

A young mother’s perspective changes after she takes a ride in a sand coated U.S. Army Humvee with a decorated lieutenant colonel. More

The Cryptozoologist

A man writes to his brother of his adventure tracking the Sasquatch with a dozen other cryptozoologists in this epistolary fiction by Alexander Danner. More

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