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25 Most Recent Literary Fiction Short Stories

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Bubble Choices by Odin Roark
Mixing oneís thinking between prose and verse is rather revealing sometimes. You start off thinking thereís a poem there, then you discover itís more like flash fiction, or maybe something else trying to form itself into work worth reading. (Image by tutsplus) ..
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Bubble Gum and Machine Guns by Cameron Dar
A young girl left alone in a park is confronted by a stranger. Her mother had cautioned her about strangers but she is frozen with terror as he leads her off into the near-by woods...
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Read excerpt from Buford, Colorado Buford, Colorado by David Carlberg
2007 first place winner of the Thompson Awards for Western Writing (undergraduate fiction category)...
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Budy's: A West Texas Love Story by Bradley Hill
"Bu dy's" opened at five-thirty in the a.m., every morning, even Christmas. That didnít bother Bud, owner and retired truck driver, mostly because he was Jewish. Every morning he would climb out of his 1967 Ford, new by West Texas standards, and flip the rusted light switch igniting the four story..
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Bypass by Sha Yan
My short story "Bypass", I may use it for the title for my coming up short story collection...
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Cain and Minos by Mike Robertson
A mashup of myths: what happened to Cain after he killed Able?..
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Cake 3 by Kathleen Clauson
Cake3, that is, 'Cake to the Power of 3," is a whimsical Alice-in-Wonderlandish tale, written purposely to set your mind in motion...
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California Crisis (19) by Gene Williamson
Installment 19 in the Captain Jack series...
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Calliope's Revenge by David Schwinghammer
The God of poetry seeks retribution...
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Candy by Drake Lumina
Nobody can stay in the Garden of Eden...I wonder why. James Baldwin ..
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Captain Jack by Gene Williamson
A brief look back at the years of the Great Depression...
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Read excerpt from Cargo Cargo by Chance Montana
A teenager's experience with the pressures of military existence coupled with a new baby and an unfaithful spouse...
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Carry Me With You by Sandy Knauer
Was it love?..
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Cat Walk by Kathleen Clauson
This story reveals a woman, under the thumb of her narcissistic lover,frustrated that the police enable her husband...
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Catch a Rising Star by Randall Barfield
This story is based on a very unfortunate, true incident. ..
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Read excerpt from Cats Don't Kiss Cats Don't Kiss by Roger DeBeers
A boy's attempt to cope with the death of his father ..
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Caution Signs by Samuel Southwell
(an excert from my book "Twisted American Fairy Tales") A little boy in the middle of the road helps a man discover the inner truth about a mother's pain. ..
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Champagne, marinated, ice cream, coffee and tea by Sha Yan
My old work, with some modifications, deviated based on the true storyfor artistic merit...
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Chandler College by Mark Phaneuf
Here is the first chapter of my novel...
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Change of Address by Cristina Van Dyck
After relocating to Seattle, Chuck receives postcards for Lydia, the former tenant of his new apartment...
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Chapter 1 of A Trial of One, the third in the Osgoode Trilogy by Mary Martin
Do you remember Norma Dinnick from Final Paradox. For me, she was such a strong and fascinating character, she demanded another novel! So, here's Harry making another house call to see her, but this time, she's in a mental institution for the elderly. Harry is now her legal guardian and as such is ..
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Chapter 2 of Final Paradox, the second in The Osgoode Trilogy by Mary Martin
So,now you've met one of my most favorite characters, Norma Dinnick, who is central to not only the plot of this novel, but also to A Trial of One, which is the third in the trilogy. In this chapter, the "ancient" fraud from the early 1960's is begun...
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Chapter 2, Conduct in Question, the first in The Osgoode Trilogy by Mary Martin
At the start of Chapter 2, the old adage comes to mind: "Be careful of what you wish for!" For years, Harry has been kept under his partner's thumb. Now with the old man gone, Harry is captain of the ship. You will also find a link to an interview by Norm Goldman, editor of Bookpleasures.com of me a..
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Chapter 3, Conduct in Question, the first in The Osgoode Trilogy by Mary Martin
Richard Crawford, Harry's senior partner has mysteriously [and dramatically] dropped dead in the office. Harry is now at the helm. In comes Mr. Albert Chin, with a temptation for Harry, who will eventually have to decide "how much money is enough?" Below, you'll find a link to a review of the comple..
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Chapter 3, Final Paradox, the second in The Osgoode Trilogy by Mary Martin
Now, through Norma Dinnick's eyes, you've been to the opulent King Eddie Hotel in Toronto of the 1960's to witness the great fraud.[Actually at the begining of the 1960's it was getting pretty seedy, but was beautifully renovated in the 1980's] Also, you know a lot more about Harry and his..
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Chapter 4 & 5 of Conduct in Question, the first in The Osgoode Trilogy by Mary Martin
I'm continuing to post 7-8 chapters in each of the three novels in the trilogy in hopes that I'll intrigue you enough to get your own copy. Also, I'll be posting articles about the writing of the trilogy and also a fourth novel which is entirely different and is just at the first draft stage. Thanks..
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Chapter 4 Final Paradox, the second in The Osgoode Trilogy by Mary Martin
Peter Saunderson, the duplicitous lawyer, caught under the thumb of George Pappas, is desperately searching for the Elixicorp shares. Although Peter is a miserable excuse for a human being, you might just feel a bit sorry for him by the end of this chapter. Read on. Hope you are intrigued enough to ..
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Chapter 4, A Trial of One, the third in The Osgoode Trilogy by Mary Martin
If you've read Final Paradox, you've already met Harry's father, who is now in a nursing home and suffering from Alzheimer's and a host of other mental conditions usually attributed to aging. Harry is visiting his father at the home. In my law practice, I spent years seeing clients in hospital, reti..
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Cunningham by C. J. Stevens
A farmer's wife and her dual emotions..
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Daddy, Can You Hear Me? by Randall Barfield
"...I'm your father. Please do as I say."..
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Damnest Thing I Ever Saw by j.d. daniels
Fiction..
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Darcy by R. Burrow
About Darcy (and the schoolkids), whose life was out of control...
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Dark Places by Roy Edwards
Old ghosts and spirits with nowhere to go in the light and the blue, worn out traces in the hollow in the book of all the dark places where names are writ...
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Daughter of the Yard by Peter Cooper
They're young, in love, pregnant, and out of money. Can she ask her lumberyard owner of a father--without telling him why they need his help?..
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Chapter 4, Conduct in Question, the first in The Osgoode Trilogy by Mary Martin
In Chapter 4, you'll meet the Florist again, a true Jekyll and Hyde character and an artistic serial killer. Then comes Chapter 5, where you'll see how Harry is faced with money problems.Eventually, he must decide "how much money is enough?" I hope you get a real sense of my city,Toronto, Canada...
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Chapter 5 of A Trial of One, the third in The Osgoode Trilogy by Mary Martin
Remember Harry's adversary, Robert Hawke, that sly and cunning doctor, last seen in his bath tub at the King Edward Hotel in Toronto? Now he is "entertaining" his guest, Harry at lunch in the hotel dining room. Both men are after Norma's millions, the Elixicorp shares, but Hawke has another agenda..
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Chapter 5, Final Paradox, the second in The Osgoode Trilogy by Mary Martin
So, now we go back to Norma, the poor, defenceless elderly woman whom Harry is duty bound to protect. In my law practice, I had an elderly client who was being abused [in the sense of being cut off from the rest of the world and starved]by an elderly man. I used to call it my coke and doughnuts cas..
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Chapter 6, A Trial of One by Mary Martin
Do you remember Miss Gladys Giveny from Conduct in Question and Final Paradox? Although Harry expects she will get out the quill pens in his absence, he knows she is indispensible. Here's a look at what Gladys must cope with when she goes home. I'll post Chapter 7 this Sunday because this one is sho..
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Chapter 6, A Trial of One by Mary Martin
Do you remember Miss Gladys Giveny from Conduct in Question and Final Paradox? Although Harry expects she will get out the quill pens in his absence, he knows she is indispensible. Here's a look at what Gladys must cope with when she goes home. I'll post Chapter 7 this Sunday because this one is sho..
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Chapter 7, Final Paradox, the second in The Osgoode Trilogy by Mary Martin
Now, you'll see what a really desperate housewife will do. Bronwyn, Peter's wife is into dangerous territory. ..
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Chapter 8 of A Trial of One, the third in The Osgoode Trilogy by Mary Martin
Here's the last chapter I'm going to post of A Trial of One. I hope that I've intrigued you enough to get your own copy! Here you meet Dr. Robert Hawke once again hoping to convincing the medical profession of the validity of his research into Alzheimer's. A cruel trick!..
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Chapter 8 of COnduct in Question, the first in The Osgoode Trilogy by Mary Martin
Now you are about to meet, Katharine Rowe, a tough as nails business woman. She's one of the nieces of Marjorie Deighton and could not be more different than her sister Suzannah. Her nature makes her a perfect victim. ..
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Chapter 9 Conduct in Question, the first in The Osgoode Trilogy by Mary Martin
Harry has returned to his empty house. His wife, Laura, is nowhere to be found. Harry reflects upon the events of the past few days. ..
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Chapter One by R. Burrow
"KRONSKI" - Chapter One from "The Tree Outside The Window."..
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Chapter One of Final Paradox, the second in The Osgoode Trilogy by Mary Martin
Final Paradox is the second in the Osgoode Trilogy. I hope you liked Conduct in Question enough to order it to find out what happens next to Harry and the Florist and Marjorie Deighton. In Final Paradox, Harry introduces you to a whole new cast of characters. The novel begins with Harry making a hou..
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Chapter one of Matthew's Hero by Michael Hughes
This is the first chapter of "Matthew's Hero". In this chapter you get to meet Matthew...
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Cheers, Mandy by Danny Manning
A toast to the beginning. To the beginning, which looks so much shinier than the end...
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Cherish and Wise by Lili Tuwai Ph.D.
- a short story in verse about life cycles, suicide/and choosing life and love (from Paperback), 'the heArt of my reVersing'. ..
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Chilly Moon by Sara Cunningham
rings around the moon used to mean something scary to me... but now... its just really pretty..
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China Horses by Kathleen Clauson
The story of a housewife trapped in an abusive marriage;the horses are her only chance for freedom...
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