Short Story

The Pills

You shuddered and winced slightly as the car door slammed behind you, another one of the nervous tics that you’ve developed over the past few months. There’s the one where you bow gently to the right every time you leave your house through the garage. For the past few weeks, you’ve taken to gently rattling […]

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Night March

I watched the glistening, silver fish penetrate the iridescent surface of the water as they gracefully broke through their surroundings, and I began to contemplate what it must feel like to be able to soar above the world you live in. What lies beyond. I have spent my entire life waiting. Waiting for a moment […]

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Ticket To Joy

“This is Yooo-llaaanda Vegar! Good evening and good luck! The jackpot is three hundred million dollars, and the winning numbers are…9! 24! 3! 57! 8! 6! And…4!” The whisper of the black and white television was barely audible over the crackle of static and as Marcus watched the numbers flash across the flickering screen, he […]

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Storm

The wind screeched as the rain pounded against my window, echoing around my room. I clutched my teddy bear tighter, covering his ears with my small palms. I shut my eyes and rocked back and forth, begging for the storm to end. Lightening shot down from the sky like a smear of yellow paint, staining […]

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Outsiders

I walk into the third grade doors, expecting my friends to meet me there, ready to scream, and laugh with me, just coming back from Gym, a place of promise and destruction, things could always be a little rowdy. Instead, I am greeted by a different group of girls, glaring at me beady-eyed and angry. […]

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Jan And Isla

“You know those parties where you sort of know people but you don’t really so you end up standing off to the side making awkward eye contact, and then you drink too much because you just get so fucking bored, and then you suddenly know everyone so much better but you realize the next morning […]

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