Contemporary Fiction

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

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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

Death and Ms. FitzSimons

When a man with terminal cancer goes off into the snowy woods to meet death, he finds more than he bargained for. More


The Post presents the winning entry in the 2010 Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition More

“Father of the Year”

Award-winning TV personality and recipient of the highest accolades in broadcast journalism, Charles Osgood shares an endearing Father's Day poem. More


"Cutaway" is the story of two couples having dinner, but the emotions underneath tell a tale of their own. More

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