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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

Gutted

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

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

Not Just Another Plot

The following short story by author Mark Howell received an honorable mention from the 2009 Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition.  More

Henry’s Christmas

She had no food to give her son. They couldn’t sleep in the car. The cold would come in the night as they clung to More

Mitch Albom on Saying Sorry

We ask forgiveness from everyone — even casual acquaintances. But with those we are closest with — wives, children, parents — we too often let things linger. Don’t wait. More

Innovation’s Cool

“When I was a young man, as young men will do, I loved innovation. Obsessed by the new, I would welcome each new thing as More

Juggernaut

In celebration of Ray Bradbury's upcoming 90th birthday we revisit one of his classic short stories. More

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