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Sketch of a dog between two back-to-back rocking chairs. Illustration by Karen Donley-Hayes

The Middleman

Agatha and Frank have been giving each other the silent treatment for so long, even Ralph can’t remember the last time they spoke to each other instead of using him to play telephone. Until one day, Ralph decides it’s up to him to break the stalemate. ... More
Sketch of a horse and jockey jumping over a hurdle in a race. Illustration by Karen Donley-Hayes

Golden Ticket

New fiction from Layla R. Kierans takes readers on a thrilling ride on the racetrack through the eyes of an eager young horse. Don’t miss the latest installment in our New Fiction Friday series! ... More
Illustration by Karen Donley-Hayes

Boat Show

Don Gibson wants a new boat. When he finally picks out the perfect one at a local boat show, he quickly realizes he’s in way over his head. Humorous new fiction from writer Jim Warne! ... More
Illustration of a lobster hugging a sign that reads "Hal's Chowder House."

The Bionic Lobster

When Big Hal’s 9-year-old twin sons claim a one-clawed lobster as their pet, the unusually large crustacean becomes a source of national attention–and chaos–for the small seaside town. ... More
Picture of author Timothy Tocher

Unauthorized

The first in our New Fiction Friday series! Timothy Tocher (right) tells the tale of hopeful author Ernie: In a desperate attempt to put his novel on the map, Ernie crashes publishing’s biggest bash. And as misfortune would have it, he meets a very popular author who’s eager to help Ernie get exactly what he deserves. ... More
Woman on Bench

The First of October

Four years after an accident forced Penny to skip a special autumn ritual, she returns to the park bench that brought the promise of first love. ... More
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Black Friday

Holiday shopping becomes serious business in this new fiction from Jonathan Danielson. For Beatrice and her three children, Black Friday isn’t just about great deals–it’s about survival, and Beatrice is willing to do just about anything to provide for her family. ... More
Illustration of a turkey

Since the Shawnee

When Sheriff Jerry Lovell hears strange reports that wild turkeys are roaming about his small town, his investigation turns up even weirder happenings between the local townsfolk. ... More
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 once knew with 
his wife and daughter. ... 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 option. Seems that some people just aren’t meant to be where they find themselves. ... More
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