Looking for a good read? Here are our most popular short stories from 2018.
1. Daughter Pain by Rolli
The untimely death of Anna’s husband leaves a small town wondering about the motives behind the young couple’s courtship.
2. Into Each Life by Benjamin Kilgore
A boy befriends the filly tethered in his backyard, both longing to break free from the silence around them.
3. Montana by Conor McNamara
Sam, a college dropout living in Browning, Montana, isn’t sure what he’s looking for. Enter Debbie, a master’s degree student who’s sworn off men after her recent divorce.
4. Bucket List by Ken McAlpine
“Our family isn’t big on frills. We use what works. But that doesn’t mean there can’t be magic.”
5. Dollhouse by Daniel Thomas
Sarabeth returns home after her grandmother’s funeral — only to discover her brother Donnie and uncle Reed have nefarious plans for her inheritance.
6. Skyscrapers by Bari Lynn Hein
Nursing an injury, Kate stares out the window of her 43rd-floor apartment and notices a face staring back.
7. Leaves by Miranda Faye Dillon
To Scott, Keith is his son’s imaginary friend. To Scott’s wife, Keith is the love she’s never had before.
8. Eleven Jewish Korean Vets by Susan J. Powers
A young woman struggles with addiction and attraction in this artfully woven coming-of-age story.
9. Music of Angels by John M. Floyd
A chance encounter leads to a rekindled romance.
10. Local News by Alex Andrew Hughes
Mr. and Mrs. Reed may have been condemned to sink ever deeper into their chairs were it not for a ray of light shocking them both out of their stupor: the local news.