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short story

  1. F

    [148 words]

    It was probably blood. Of course, she couldn’t see what was in her eye, but probabilistically speaking, it was the same shit gushing out of the gap in her rib cage. You can never really see something when it’s too close up— seeing is a sense that is meant for distance. When something gets close...
  2. F

    [728 words]

    It’s not hard to be a genius when you pick really stupid shit to be a genius about. That one concept is what accounts for Daniels passing the million dollar mark at age 30. It wasn’t because he was particularly talented, nor good looking, and no more than average intelligence. He was just good...
  3. When Robots Dream

    When Robots Dream

    Androids do indeed Dream, about Heaven, Hell, Dragons, and other things Episode 1: When Robots Dream (From the Space Opera serial “Androids’ do indeed Dream about Heaven, Hell, Dragons and other things”) Prologue Barabbas Bennington’s heart was all a flutter. Juliana Nova 4.1 was a...
  4. Tomkat

    Bible citation (no religious)

    Hello friends, I'd like to have your opinion about a bible citation in a short story: Setting (I'm being vague, no spoilers as I'd like to share the story in our workshop): Picture the classic lonely town in a Far West landscape. Gunfight, a kid finds shelter in the empty church. He opens the...
  5. Tomkat

    Cover Letter for Magazines

    Hey there, fellows of the craft, would you help me understand how to write a cover letter for Online Magazines? I have no publishing records, nor I have that huge academic background to boast when I submit my short stories to these platforms. I usually started out friendly: "Hey...
  6. M

    Silhouette (Short Story)

    Hey guys, I haven't posted here in a while. This is a surrealist short story I wrote recently. Thank you for reading! Silhouette Along the coastline I could make out the features of a giant sleeping. His eyes the black, dirt covered boulders that stuck out of the white rock face below. His...
  7. M

    Burning Dreams (Short Story)

    Hey guys, this is a little surrealist short story I wrote. Its abstract and can have a different meaning for everyone. Thank you for reading! Burning Dreams Waking up in the morning with my breathing calm as settled seas, the plants surrounding our bed just happy to be alive and thriving...
  8. Princesisto

    5,600 word Short Story For Beta

  9. Princesisto

    Seeking Beta Readers For 5,000 Word Short Story

    Title: My Holiday In Guatemala Genre: Speculative Fiction (Near Future) Word Count: 5,000 Blurb: In the year 2025, a wannabe child pop star returns to her adopted home of Guatemala for one day but gets caught up in a coup d'etat and learns why she really needs to become a star. It is funny, it...
  10. S

    Castle in the Sand pt. 1

    This is my first work of prose ever, written during my junior year of high school. Given the length of the piece, it would take around four parts to finish it. Any feedback, especially concerning grammar or pacing, would be highly appreciated. "Every star has a story,” said Cori’s mother, on...
  11. M

    Monsters in Broad Daylight (Short Story)

    Hey guys, here is a surrealist short story that I wrote recently. Thank you for reading :-) Monsters in Broad Daylight Isn’t it odd the tactics parents use to win an argument. For instance, walking out the door knowing that an eight year old boy was too vulnerable to the dark corners of a...
  12. M

    The Song of Silence (Short Story)

    Hey guys, here is a short story that I wrote. It is surreal and steps loosely into fantasy. Thanks. The Song of Silence The desert road was a rod across the sand. Sparse emptiness either side. Just what Henry wanted. He also wanted the bump on Mary’s stomach to stop leaving an empty gap...
  13. M

    Children of Soil and Cement (Short Story)

    Hey guys, I haven't posted here for a while and I've missed this forum so I just wanted to share another one of my surreal short stories with you. I intended this one to be a kind of nod to Kafka. Thank you for reading :-) Children of Soil and Cement The reason I took on Ms. Beattie as a...
  14. M

    The Taxidermy of Eric Herschberg (Short Story)

    Hello everyone, this is a short story I have been working on for the past month. I understand it is a long read (just over 7000 words), so I completely get that people wouldn't want to read such a long 'short' story. I could have broke it up into chunks for people to read but I felt the story...
  15. M

    Parable for a Prophet, Part 2 (Short Story)

    Thank you to everyone who read the first part of the short story. This is the second part. You don't necessarily need to have read the first part to gain a full understanding of the story as most of it as down to interpretation anyway. Thank you for reading! Part II Ben was pleased there...
  16. M

    Parable for a Prophet (Short Story)

    Hey guys, it's been a while since I have posted. This is the longest short story I have ever written, clocking in at just over 6,000 words. But before you click the back button, don't worry you won't have to suffer by reading it all at once. I have split it up into 'parts'. This is the first...
  17. M

    Wind *language*

    Hey guys, I haven't posted here for a while, this is a piece of flash fiction I knocked out recently. Thank you for the read :-) You can be a lazy fucker and get away with it, trust me. I saw a guy, a lazy guy, who always mowed the grass verge by the underpass, but he never collected the grass...
  18. M

    Under Construction (Short Story)

    Hey guys! Thank you for clicking and reading my latest short story. Who knows how those business men did it. They floated in to my mansion every morning (well, it wasn’t actually my mansion, but I’ll get there in a minute) as if they didn’t have to move their legs, as if they were carried...
  19. M

    Pink Sky in the Morning, Des's Warning (Short Story)

    Hi everyone! This story is open to interpretation. You could say this is about a man's guilt eroding his subconscious. Thank you for reading :-) The pink sky outside was like that of a movie set: artificial and only there to set a mood. But it was barely enhancing the dimly lit bar where five...
  20. M

    The Art of Darkness (Adult Content)

    This is a short story I wrote. Thank you for reading! “Alright, fuck the international sales, forget that. We sold strong in this region, who cares if some blogger from London didn’t think it was his ‘cup of tea’.” said Burke, who was addressing the band in his garage. Hank, who was sitting...
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