Hello and welcome! This page exists to offer you new things to read — short stories, even shorter stories (flash fiction), and maybe some excerpts of longer works eventually. Discussion which doesn’t directly advance that goal is collapsed under these buttons, so it’s not in your way unless you want it to be:
Some of these stories are password-protected. They’re the ones with “Protected:” before the title. It’s not because of their content or to keep you from reading them. It’s because they are or may be submitted for publication elsewhere, so I’m trying to fit the common industry definition of unpublished, while still sharing them for interested (possibly quarantined) readers like you. If you want the password, ask, and I’ll send it. It’s the same password for all of them, so you only have to ask once. Meanwhile, brief descriptions of protected stories are under the next button.
Thanks for reading! Feel free to comment, share, come back for more, etc. There are more stories to come.
Stories about Youth
In the industry’s terms, YA (young adult) and MG (middle grade) fiction — two categories which many adults enjoy. If a story here says it’s “protected,” ask me for the password. A description of each protected story is in a dropdown section above.
A ninth-grade girl gets in trouble in history class, gets angry at the teacher’s pet, and misses the school bus home. A very short story (flash fiction).
Stories about Adults
See also “Stories about Seniors” below. If a story here says it’s “protected,” ask me for the password. A description of each protected story is in a dropdown section above.
There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.
An awkward early-morning scene on a man’s front porch causes a woman to reflect on what she really wants for her life. A short story.
Stories about Seniors
If a story here says it’s “protected,” ask me for the password. A description of each protected story is in a dropdown section above.
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