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Henry's Story

It was a sunny afternoon the air was thick with the sounds and smells of summer. Henry lent up against his favourite tree and...

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Emma Walsh

Before the Fact of Gravity

A man tries to come tot terms with the realisation that his life, as it is,

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Chris Connolly

SAND SHARK

Two boys who want to escape their difficult home lives borrow a metal detector

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Marina Marinopoulos

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The Rock Fortress

A mischievous boy rides the trains across Sri Lanka, in search of purpose and meaning in life.

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Ryan Glasgo

Cultural Divide

Henry revisits the guilt he feels over his betrayal of Danica, a foreign student from the same birthplace as his mother.

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Alex Ambrozic

Homecoming (a Translation)

An unnamed female protagonist describes her thoughts and emotions upon coming back to her hometown, which has been ravaged by...

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Alex Ambrozic

Silence

A man has never met silence.

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Zack Kalbfleisch

The Rising Bridge

This is a short story commenting on the vagueness of human morals and ethics by representing two possible courses of action in...

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Nathan Venator

The Shimmering Waves

Girl meets mermaid...

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Blueswan

Here was Music

Even if I had some feeling towards him (and maybe I did), how would I express them from fear and shame?

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Tamara Nachkebia

Sheep

A border patrol officer has second thoughts regarding his role in keeping refugees out of his country.

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Alex Ambrozic

This is My Bedridden, Sun-soaked Dream

Just read the story, it isn't too long.

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C. L. Beare

When the Bell Rings

The protagonist, a young woman has to face her main enemy - her mother's female lover.

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Csilla Béresi

Mr

A child witnesses a murder

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James Jennings

The Excavation Chapter One

Ravens unearth modern bones at the 1st Century broch (round tower) DOM is excavating on Scotland’s western shores. Hoping to...

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Mairi Rowan

The Awful Truth About the Herbert Quarry Affair

A 200 page comedy thriller, loosely a parody of Joel Dicker's 'The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair'. Marco Ocram decides...

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Marco Ocram

It is time.

A journey.

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Megan Landman

Roachville

Annika is a freelance translator, processing her break-up from long-term boyfriend. She has recently moved to a soulless part...

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Marianne Germain

Chapter 1

What can a woman do after she comes home from lunch with a friend to discover that her husband of 20 years has committed suicide?...

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MF Holton

Odie Jr.

A boy escapes his home and finds himself on another island where monsters dwell.

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Rishav Kumar

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