Contemporary Fiction


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

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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

Cardinal Directions

Deepak has had just about enough of his wife and her mother’s piety. New short story from Rudy Ravindra.... More

Queen of First Impressions

When two women realize their Aunt Rose is simply the best at misjudging people based upon first impressions, they decide to use her skill to... More

Horses on trading cards
Trading Cards

In this short story, 6-year-old Mary learns that life is not as predictable as a game of cards.... More

The Lovely Kisselthwist

In this unusual love story by Karen Heuler, two inspectors encounter the mysterious Kisselthwist, neither an insect nor a spider, and unknowingly bring the bug... More

On Record

Most of Bruno’s neighbors would agree that Sonny Bumbass had to die — or at least Bruno thinks they would. New crime story by William... More

Big People Day

Left home alone on a rainy day, a little boy imagines what it’s like to be one of the “big people.”... More

A Wedding in Heidelberg

In this historical fiction by S. Nadja Zajdman, relief workers, soldiers, and refugees gather for a Jewish wedding in the American-occupied zone of post-war Germany.... More

Two Boats

After years of harbor duty, a ferry's captain is drawn to the open sea when a beautiful two-masted schooner sails in from the west.... More

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