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This is a collection of short stories about misfits, geniuses and intellectual snobs always seem to find their way to their heavens or hells. Each story is preceded by a ..  
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25 Most Recent Literary Fiction Short Stories

To See the World in a Grain of Sand by Peggy Duffy
Eighteen years old. How I yearn to see the world, to hop in a van and fly down the highway. Like my mother did when she was my age. Times were different, she tells me. The world was different. There was sex and drugs and make-love-not-war. And there was the Pill. But there wasn't AIDS. b..
Tracey Flagler's Yoga by David Arthur Walters
Includes unauthorized excerpt from Oprah interview with Lord Krishna..
Tragedy in California (24) by Gene Williamson
Installment 24 in the Captain Jack series...
Transformed Moments by VicToria Freudiger
Driving in downtown Dallas Texas can be a handfull, take a second and see how this author made the best of the traffic...
Traveling by Kilian Betlach
Four musicians, one van, twelve hours til Atlanta..
Treasure at the River by Samuel Connelly
Very, Very loosly based off of something that I experienced with my brother. ..
Tristan and Iodine by Amy Parkinson
An account of 2 friends sexual adventures...
Trouble with numbers by eileen knowles
Short story..
True impressions by Richard Henry
3pm train station full of dancing/flirting people ( just so I feel more lonely) off to Amsterdam another shot at recognition (but I hate to move) I'm fighting windmills like some other long lost hero (I'm more the 'traveling without moving' ..
Truth in Nakedness by B. B. Riefner
Street Norris takes an exotic dancer to meet his aristocratic aunt. Candid conversation reveals all and erases preconceptions,stereotypes and prejudices. ..
Truth or Consequences by shawn rohrbach
Young professionals learn quickly the need to lie to get ahead. This story appears in my short story collection "Strays and Other Stories" published here at Authors Den. Just go the the Authorsden bookstore and you will find it listed under 'Literary Fiction'...
Turn the Wheel by Roland Allnach
In "Turn the Wheel" a young man divulges a traumatic experience from his youth, and how life in his dysfunctional family resonates through his adulthood...
Twice Loved and Twice Left by J. Allen Wilson
“Jimmy cried alone in the night. His moans of agony went unheard as the masses of the cold city slept unaware of the solitude of his pain.”..
Twice waking up by Graeme Houston
A child is left alone in a hotel room.....
Twins by Kathleen Clauson
Appearances may be deceiving. This is a story of a couple who seem to live a puritan lifetsyle...or do they?..
Read excerpt from Two Choices Two Choices by Benjamin Toresco
Tamara Wilson longs to step away from her solitude..
Two flash fiction stories published in Hiss Quarterly by Kathy Kubik
Life Through the Front View contains fourteen exquisite offerings in prose, in settings that stretch around the planet, each with a voice as unique as its author. ..
Two Old Men by Doug Downie
Story published in July edition of the journal Down in the Dirt...
Two Parties by Raanan Geberer
An account of an aging man in his late 30s who seems to be constantly stuck in the same situations...
Two Votes and Counting by John Howard Reid
Following the success of my previous anthology of short fiction, MICAELA MORRIS IN JO'S HEAVEN, here is a story I plan to include in my new book, A MOUNTAIN OF MANY TREASURES. I've always said that real-life stories can often make good fiction. It all depends on how your raw material is handled. M..
Un Bertsolari Vasco en Las Pampas, por Alberto E. Azcona by Bilingual MCA poets & writers for peace
Uncle Art is barely bearable especially when he's bearly barable by Jerry Engler
Uncle Art gets puckered by a privy and a bear in an earlier time...
Uncle Frank by Rae Spencer
Won Best of Show in competition on the theme of Chip off the Old Block!..
Uncle Reggie's Study Room by Randall Barfield
I sat down. This was an uncle we never saw much of, but he was the most famous one in the family.....
Uncut Goodies Part 1 by Aberjhani
Notes from the editorial conference on Christmas When Music Almost Killed the World (ISBN 0966235673)..
Uncut Goodies Part 2 by Aberjhani
Live from the editorial board room conference for the novel Christmas When Music Almost Killed the World (ISBN 0966235673) (Original cover art by Luther E. Vann)..
Under The Hawthorne Tree by j.d. daniels
Flash Fiction--Year/1923 Setting/Midwest..
Underdog Anxiety by David Arthur Walters
The Underground Man may be crucified at any given moment...
Untitled as of yet by Carrie Deveney
This is yet unfinished, but i'd like to hear some thoughts on what i have so far. :)..
Up On The Roof by Nick Padron
UP ON THE ROOF by Nick Pdron Jackie was bored again. Bored as only a fifteen year-old can get in summertime. An August heat wave had kicked in around noon and everyone on the block had taken off to the Amsterdam Avenue public swimming pool. The gang never bothered to ask ..
Val d'Aosta Vignette by Kevin Hart
This is my first flash, my time to get up from my poetry desk, and try stretching in a different direction. I know it's very short. Give me time to grow...
Various Short Stories by William Poje
Various Short Stories..
Vibrations by Kelli Jo Isaak
Valerie is a blind drummer who is having difficulty joining a band. Finally, after Josephine convinces Martin that Valerie should join, the band leaders take her in. They don’t know it at first, but letting a blind girl join their band will lead them on the road to fame...
Villa Acuna by Bob Hicks
Twilight has ended...
Visions of Mexico by David Stuart
About a drunk who is obsessed with a mystery woman...
Visions of Sugarplums by Kathleen Clauson
This story explores a woman's uncanny intuition, strangely enhanced by the onset of a migraine headache...
Volcanic Peeks by j.d. daniels
Flash Fiction, set in Turkey..
Volcano by Sarojini Sahoo
The original story was written in 90’s and is included in author’s Odia anthology Deshantari (ISBN: 81-7412-147-0) under the title ‘Agneya Giri’ and English version of this story was first published in August 2010 issue of ‘New Fiction Journal’ (ISSN: 0976-6863). Arita Bhowmik has translated it into..
Waiting for The Man by Adrienne Lauby
The inner monologue of an underage girl waiting for an older guy to come pick her up ..
Walk with Me by Lisa Adams
Happenstance or circumstance?..
Walking Between Walls by Tantra Bensko
My experimental story excerpt just now published in Unlikely Stories consists of motifs of odd angles and interactions between different planes of physical reality. It is set in San Francisco, and the location is based on the wonderful house, where, coincidentally, Jaimal Yogi, author of the great S..
Wand of the Youth God by Mark Lichterman
When seeing Mitchell then, that way, subconsciously the beauty of his youth brought about the indisputable fact of her own age when Rhea admitted to herself, Jesus, I’m forty-five years old! And at that time – as though being with a youth would make her a youth – her son-in-law became the personific..
Wanderin Man - Beyond Mardi Gras (in full) by Richard King
This story is a chapter from a 200 page book titled Wanderin & Wonderin. It originally appeared over the last several weeks in a serialized version in the "ARTICLES" section here on the DEN. Several reviewers questioned why it was in articles rather than "STORIES" prompting me to re-think that de..
War and the Temple by Peter Gardner
A story based on Homer's Odyssey, of a man trying to return to some kind of peace after an experience in the Vietnam War..
wars of the soul by Shehera Zade
prologue of a future novel..
Watertown Book Signing (31) by Gene Williamson
Installment 31 in the Captain Jack series...
Watertown Reunion (30) by Gene Williamson
Installment 30 in the Captain Jack series...
This is my most recent blog post. It’s all about how I arrived at the astounding story and backstories of my novel, OVERLAND. If you have not heard of it, I’m not surprised. Overland is a travel/adventure love story of historical proportions. It’s good, you’ll like reading, you’ll feel good…for ..
We're not lion, somethin's happenin' by Jerry Engler
Jerry Engler's gang at the Deerhead Tavern works through why there's a danger in saying "nothing ever happens here."..
Wedding Day by Roger Vizi
This is a story of a woman torn between an old flame and her new love on her wedding day...
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1. Closed
2. The Predator
3. Baggage
4. The Messenger
5. Bubble Choices
6. The Nap
7. Counting Backwards
8. Beer Neck Flower
9. Dogs Will Bark: Weekly short 11/24/2014
10. Come to the Window
11. Italian Tale
12. IT
13. Take Me, I'm Free (Flash Fiction)
14. The Walls Come a'Tumblin'
15. Authorised Bullies
16. Bacground Material for Israela
17. What Lies Within
18. Iron Rose - 32
19. Iron Roses 35
20. Final Sky, Chapter 5

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Of Life and Love (hard cover)
by William Lowenkamp

Hard Copy version of contemporary poetry plus articles about current day life and the pursuit and perils of life and love...  
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by Roland Allnach

'Prism' combines author Roland Allnach's award winning published short fiction and new, previously unpublished fiction...  
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