“If there’s anything I don’t love it’s a cat. If there’s anything that does love me it’s a cat.”
Classic FictionMore Classic Fiction
“The watermelon he brought back was delicious, but while they were eating it Sharkey said something funny about seeds that made them all start to laugh as if they were laughing for the first time in their lives, and it seemed as if they couldn’t stop.”
“All the young men write the same with regard to the war. It satisfies all desires. What else does he say?”
“A vision of the West, the rippling green, the wide frozen purity of Northern winters possessed him; he breathed in imagination the spacious air, the air so different from this; he was thrilled by the thought of turned virgin soil, the vitality of new towns, towns on limitless plains or by rushing narrow rivers, under the canopy of a primitive forest.”
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The little things that a parent does for a child can make all the difference in the life of that child — and the parent.
A refurbished bicycle and an angry goose come together to teach young Mary a life lesson she will never forget.
How much are you willing to suffer for your art?
FIFTH RUNNER-UP IN THE 2021 GREAT AMERICAN FICTION CONTEST: Nothing was more welcome in Bluesville than a distraction, but this carnival was unlike any the town had seen before.
Love and Heartbreak
“The conference materials were still in the seat pocket, open to the page about the theory of personal responsibility in tort law. Often the victim is in the best position to consider the potential harm that might befall her.”
A small-town southern girl wants to be “where things happen on a big scale,” but the dreariness of the North will test her resilience.
An Australian magazine editor is entangled in a love triangle between a vapid new cover girl and his whip-smart photographer.
“Why hadn’t he done something about it years before? Why hadn’t he broken it up before it was too late, and saved his own soul, his longing for life, color? But no, he had not. Why complain so bitterly now?”