Short Stories and Other Works of Fiction

Mushroom hunting

Memory. It’s such a strange thing. We never truly forget, it’s only the connections that erode and eventually vanish. Yet, if we’re able to restore the connections, then we also get back the memory, we thought lost. The process can be triggered by returning to places of significance. We might ...
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I still hope my friend is just playing a trick on me…

Do you know that strange feeling when something happens that makes no sense? I’m sure most of you can recall moments like that. It usually happens for just a brief moment before we remember the one piece of the puzzle that explains it all. I’ve been searching for this one ...
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Noisy Neighbors

"God, you are such an idiot Tom!" "Shut up, Sue!" I could hear their exchange from the other side of the wall and the laughter following it. Noisy neighbors, we all know them and I am sure many of you have their own first-hand experiences. They come in all types ...
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Fetish Webcam

I have always been a bit of a weirdo, even as a kid. It was the macabre and the disturbing that fascinated me. I grew up reading about serial killers and watching violent movies. When I hit puberty, I found an entirely new set of interests. Sure, I was as ...
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The Balcony

The weirdest thing happened tonight. I am confused about it, and I have the feeling I did something very wrong. To make things short, I am a content writer for a magazine, and I work at night. The quiet and the overall atmosphere help me to be more productive. The ...
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Costume Party

I don't know what happened to my friend John, but by now I fear for the worst. There's been no word from him for more than a week. I hang out with him and the rest of my friends almost every week. We are your typical group of younger people ...
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Hallway

I always hated hallways, but after today, I never want to enter any of them ever again. What happened tonight scared me beyond anything and twisted some of my sweetest childhood memories into a nightmare. When I was little, I lived in an old farmhouse with the rest of my ...
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Aunt Annie’s Ale

There was this small restaurant in the town I grew up in, called Uncle John and Aunt Annie’s. It was your typical small-town dinner that served home-cooked meals and was run by a friendly older couple. The two of them must’ve been in their late thirties or early forties when ...
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Doggie

My name is Richard. I’m husband to a beautiful wife and the lucky father of a crafty eight-year-old boy, Thomas. I work from home, as a freelancer in the software field. My wife Lauren is a teacher at our local high school. Since my wife works late hours, I take ...
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Alexander the Magnificent’s magnificent puppet show

Over two decades ago, when I was ten years old, I saw Alexander the Magnificent’s magnificent puppet show. What happened back then still haunts me to this day. It was summer break, and I was as typical as a ten-year-old boy could’ve been. Ever since I was in second grade, ...
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