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Business Class

A Christmas Eve business trip ends with a revelation. New fiction by John M. Floyd.... More

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It Comes with the Territory

After his father dies, a fearless 14-year-old resolves to prove his worth as a fisherman — no matter the cost. New fiction by John Gifford.... More

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After Everything

A teacher struggles with survivor guilt after a high school shooting. New fiction by Marisa Urgo.... More

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Hickory, Dickory, Dock

Two bungling burglars attempt to steal a jewelry box in this humorous short story by Allan M. Heller. ... More

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The Art of Forgetting

A woman returns to the place of a painful memory and finds recollections of love. New fiction by Carolyn Charron.... More

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Deadly Signals

Halloween eve 1938: While Orson Welles broadcasts Earth’s alien invasion, one man sets his sights on murder. New crime fiction by William Burton McCormick.... More

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Feathers

Returning to the home of his abusive childhood, a man discovers the terrifying truth about the mother who abandoned him. New horror story by Petra... More

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Rubble

Recently abandoned by father and husband, a boy and his mother bond while searching a deserted house for a ghost. New fiction by Andrew Mitchell.... More

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Coffee Date

A woman agrees to meet the man she’s been dating online, but there’s something not quite right about him. New fiction by Josh and Laurie... More

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Life Is Not a Dress Rehearsal

After her college theater performance, an accounting major plans to tell her parents she no longer wants a future in numbers. New short story by... More

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Oh, Dad!

A man, whose integrity confounds his son, receives a proposition from a crooked taxman. New short story by Murzban F. Shroff.... More

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Pick Me

A front row seat is the best seat in the house when it comes to watching a magician’s dirty tricks. New fiction by Aaron Grayum.... More

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The Perfect Gift

A man wonders how the expensive birthday present he’s chosen for a much younger woman will be perceived. New fiction by Andy Hollandbeck.... More

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A Piece of Driftwood

A receding flood line leaves behind a reminder to a man and woman that it’s okay to let pains of the past heal. New fiction... More

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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... More

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