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Monster Girl (National Flash Fiction Day 2017)

“State your name for the press, please.”
“I can’t hear ya, hon.”
“Yumi Joyce–I mean–Yumi Takahashi.”

The lady glanced from her screen. She had to do a double take! 219 more words

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Flash Fiction #5 (Dinner)



Alina Happy Hansen

He hums to himself sharpening his knives. Her voice echoes down the hall.

He positions himself, ready to slice. Her voice grows louder from down the hall. 93 more words

Alina Happy Hansen

Memoir of the Living Impaired (Part III)

The finale of my three-part short story, Memoir of the Living Impaired, is posted now on my website.

In the first two parts, our narrator died but rejected the afterlife to watch over his young son and his wife. 52 more words

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Beautiful Days: Stories

A new collection of thirteen mesmerizing stories by American master Joyce Carol Oates, including the 2017 Pushcart Prize–winning “Undocumented Alien”

In the diverse stories of… 227 more words

Joyce Carol Oates

Time Travel for Writers

Readers know all about time travel – you sit down with a good book, and before you know it, a whole afternoon has passed in the blink of an eye! 333 more words

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The Legacy

The Legacy is reveals how Sorcha Kennet’s life transforms when she discovers her true heritage.

The Legacy

Darlene Reilley

“I’ve got a story to tell you, Sorcha. 2,159 more words

Writing Secrets

Wednesday's Story

Ted went on a walk and bought a chicken.  He named this chicken mini Ted.  Ted promised mini Ted that he would never be made into a nugget. 282 more words

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