Contemporary Fiction

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The Outside World

When his world seemed to come to an end, he rediscovered hope with help from a complete stranger. More

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Mae's Street
Mae’s Street

Looking out on Christmas Eve, Mae felt like she owned the street, along with her neighbors, whom she loved—each and every one. More

Andrew Hamilton
Surface Tension

Isolated by the domestication of his 
family household, a desperate husband initiates 
a series of self-destructive acts in an attempt 
to rediscover the relationships he More

Marvin Pletzke
A Corner Room at the Y

Milvey is a loner. Each time he enters the world to compete, he does something to derail himself. Believing in oneself is not always an More

P.J. Devlin
The Decline and Fall

At 88, Gloria is in decline and needs some help managing her daily chores. Enter Helen, her Meals-on-Wheels driver, who quickly makes herself indispensable but More

The Wolf Boy of Forest Lawn

After a young boy goes missing, his teacher and classmates learn a lesson about myths, education, and the danger of secret agendas.  More

Caroline Sposto
The Conch Shell

Told through the voice of a resilient 5-year-old, a middle-class white family 
in the segregated South strives for stability 
despite the mother’s confinement in an More

Hopeless Heritage

An emergency-room crisis brings up echoes of the past in this contemporary work of fiction. More

Processing Claims

In this new story from Linda McCullough Moore, an unexpected phone call stirs up buried memories. More

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Ride Along

An engrossing new short story from mystery writer Brendan DuBois. More

The Little Miller Attack

Living in a small town, you can never really escape your past—a gripping new story from an emerging literary voice. More

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