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25 Most Recent Literary Fiction Short Stories

Jezebel and the sale-barn solution by Jerry Engler
The old attorney, O.B. Goodfellow is up to usual habits sending a visiting young female attorney to the livestock sales barn to teach the locals a lesson...
Jimmy Crack Corn by Joel Windsor
Jimmy, an African American teenager, tries to find a way to love his mother without letting his anger for her get in the way--2006. (Won 2007 Hurston/Wright Award for College Writers)..
Johhny O by Matthew Benoit
A humorous story about an old college professor amidst the rigorous, staunchy, serious, world of mechanical engineering...
Jolly (4) by Gene Williamson
Fourth Installment in the Captain Jack Series...
Jumping To Conclusions by Neal James
'Never assume the worst.' Doug Atherton had lived his life by that Mantra, but now that the worst had actually happened, his entire career lay in tatters. There seemed to be only one way out...
Just A Minute by Marcia Miller-Twiford
How long is a minute? Long enough. ~*~..
Read excerpt from Just Another Morning Just Another Morning by Charlie B
I wrote this when I was 15, and it's not bad!..
JUST TAKING A HIKE by Bill reyland
Justice on Track collage by Paul JJ Payack by Paul Payack
Justice on Track..
Kanashibari by Colin O'Sullivan
Weird goings-on in a hospital provoke the solitary janitor into action, which he just might regret...
Keys To Freedom by Chaya Rainbird
Sometime what we don't know can hurt us... Sometimes everything we think to be real is a lie... Sometimes this realisation can set us free...
La bala perdida by Rafa Martin
Un verdadero escritor sólo fracasa si no escribe...
La canicola by Alessandro Baruffi
An excerpt from the short story "La canicola", from "24 Racconti", see link below to publisher ..
La Dolce Vita by Guy Hogan
Little Italy Days Festival / Pittsburgh's Little Italy / Shopping Bloomfield / Bloomfield Business Association / Del's Bar & Ristorante DelPizzo Italian Restaurant, Pittsburgh PA / Bloomfield, Garfield & Lawrenceville / Columbus Day Parade / Bloomfield Drug Store / BoxHeart Gallery / Cafe Roma / S..
La lunga notte by Alessandro Baruffi
excerpt, novel soon to be published "La lunga notte": romanzo che abbraccia la storia italiana dall'indomani della guerra di liberazione fino ai deplorevoli giorni nostri - traccia la vicenda umana del reduce Zeno, soldato repubblichino e poi partigiano, e la sua perduta battaglia per reins..
Lady of the Lake by Kathleen Clauson
The story of a guy who feels like a loser, until he finds himself in the green mist hovering over the lake...
Lady on the Rocks by Mark Lichterman
The tower was in absolute broad view! Yet, much as not being able to see the forest for the trees, the tower was taken so much for granted that occasionally people did forget that it was here, and that it was always manned, day and night, fair weather and foul, seven days a week, 365 days a year, by..
Lapdancepolitik by John Borowski
Sabina suffers for independence and freedom..
Last Knock by Shreekumar Varma
How much can you convey of a story by writing only its core, leaving the rest to the reader? Where can you discover the hinterland between prose and poetry?..
Lastborn by D.J. Ludlow
It was a day like any other day. But in it began the final countdown to the destruction of the Earth and all left in it. Those who heeded the first warning had no need of a second, and those who did not heed the first would not heed a second. All that needed to be announced had already been announce..
Late Harvest by Peter Cooper
When their apartment building is going to turn Condo, two senior citizens from opposites sides of life turn to each other...
Later in Jack's Hotel Room (15) by Gene Williamson
Installment 15 in the Captain Jack series...
Laura by Roy Edwards
It was her last evening in Jerusalem. When the sun came up she would board her flight and before the sun rose again she would be home...
Leave No Stone Unturned. by Mark Low
An experienced viewed from 3 participants in a destructive event...
Leaving Ohio by Peter Cooper
Two strangers look for love on the train across the country...
Leaving Town by Leigh Blackmore
A slice of story about the breakup of a relationship..
Lebensborn by Albert Russo
American daughter discovers she had a Nazi mother..
Read excerpt from Left Alone [Edited] Left Alone [Edited] by
A girl who is teased in school, ignored by teachers, and gets titled as the loser of her school finally reaches her limit when her family joins the group who is against her, but in a different way. The only person who isn't against her is beaten down when he tries to help. So impact with emotions, s..
Len and Smithy by Carl Palmer
Parents of adult children..
Leonides and Sybyll by Meg Leigh
A young man and his muse, Sybyll go shopping in the mall at Christmas...
Lest We Forget To Remember by Odin Roark
A prosetry reminder: Some would argue that today’s readers are unaware of how unyielding some writers of yesterday chose to be--at any cost. ..
Let's Have Another Cup of Coffee by B. B. Riefner
Indigenous people are being hunted and killed for money. Three adventurers are assigned to put an end to the practice. In the process, they learn more than they need to know about the situation and themselves. ..
Letter From An Island In The Middle Of An Unknown Sea by Dee Sunshine
A shipwreck survivor writes a letter to her husband...
Letter from England by Gene Williamson
A bit of literary make-believe...
Lew's Play Opens and Police Visit Cliff (25) by Gene Williamson
Installment 25 in the Captain Jack series...
Liar's Dice by Bill Pieper
Who's gaming who - the woman, the guy, her ex husband or all three of them? Sounds like the date from hell all right, and maybe it is. (Award winner, Scratch Fiction Magazine's 2011 national contest) (Photo credit: Dynamite Imagery)..
Lichen Cave by Mike Robertson
A boy, hidden deep in the woods of the Ozark Mountains, reaches a life-changing moment...
Life by Lisa Adams
Life Insurance by Peter Cooper
Sometimes boy heroes never quite grow up to be men, even if they remain heroes...
Life is No Fairy Tale by Peggy Duffy
I was brought to this marriage under false pretenses. I love you, is what he said. My daughter needs a mother, is what he meant. So while he traipsed off on one business trip after another, merging small companies into his corporate empire, I was stuck home, weeks at a time, with the raven-haired..
Lip Service by adaobi nwoye
Lip Service One day Father called me into his Chamber. “You have been so faithful to me, child,” He said. “You make me happy, just like your colleagues here. But my children nearly always make me cry. I sometimes wonder why I bother with them. On..
Little Bird by Allison Alexander
A London gentleman is touched when he meets a young girl in a house of ill repute...
Little Crow by David Schwinghammer
A farmer shoots a great Sioux chief. ..
Little Rock Nine, Sept. 1957: A Hole Digger extract by Mark Lichterman
“Okay, so a bunch’a shvartzer kids want to go to a white high school! Well then, the bastards got to let ‘em go to a white school ‘cause Eisenhower said they gotta!” ..
Livin Btween The Tracks by Carolyn Baxter poet
This is a dedication to the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman.And ever one else who has struggled with daily challenges...
Read excerpt from London Stories London Stories by Thomas Farebrother
Didn't really know what category to put this in. I am writing a few short stories based on my experience of being homeless in London, many years ago. This is one of them...
Look For Me by Roy Edwards
Look for me in the spirit in the wind where the long grass bends and sways, where the taint of hate is not even a memory...
Lori by Sandy Knauer
She had to pee so bad it made her head hurt...
Loss of Surprise and Vision by Lili Tuwai Ph.D.
A story in verse about cultural prosperity and change, love, loyalty, cherishing children and losing Vision. ..
Lost Angel by Peter Oszmann
An unremarkable, seasonal story, reflecting upon our unremarkable society and our unremarkable ways of living...
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Literary Fiction Stories
1. Closed
2. 8 Times Lydia
3. Counting Backwards
4. IT
5. Bubble Choices
6. Take Me, I'm Free (Flash Fiction)
7. The Messenger
8. Dream-Blisters
9. Beer Neck Flower
10. Hunger Pangs
11. Italian Tale
12. Final Sky, sample chapters
13. The Nap
14. Baggage
15. Come to the Window
16. What Lies Within
17. The Walls Come a'Tumblin'
18. Lest We Forget To Remember
19. Man Tasting Pain
20. Fortune and Men's Eyes

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Dirty Fracking Business
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A Cafe In Arcadia
by Steve Kerr

Allan Krokkos arrives in a remote insular town in southern Greece.He encountres a group of jaded ex pats at odds with the locals who in turn are at odds with themselves...  
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