Category Archives: Short Stories

The Bridge…a short story

“Everyplace leads somewhere?” she said. “You don’t know that for sure,” he said, slowing down. “Do you think there’s anywhere where things just stop at the end of someplace?” “Maybe.” “Are you afraid?” “Yes,” he said. “Of what?” “Of nothing … Continue reading

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Time collector…

“What is it?” he asked, watching her turn the archeological find over in her heavily gloved hands. “I’m not sure,” she said.  “I think it’s a time catcher.” “I think you’re right,” he said, taking it from her.  “They counted … Continue reading

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Family…

“I’ll get it,” she said, putting her napkin down next to her plate, scraping her chair backward. He nodded, and picked up his glass. The scratching got louder the closer sh got to the front door.  She laughed, opened it, … Continue reading

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Snails…

“Why do you think everyone else is in such a hurry?” he asked. “I’m not sure.  Maybe they just have a lot to do,” she said. “Like what?” “I don’t know.” “They always seem so rushed.  They never sit on … Continue reading

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Life…

She stood on the balcony, looking out over the ocean.  Time takes everything, she thought.  People, the sound of their voices, places, memories, everything. She closed her eyes and felt the sun on her face.  She’d had a good run, … Continue reading

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Adam, Eve and other things…

“Wow, we look terrible in this picture,” said Adam.  “And there’s a sign there, which is silly since writing hasn’t been invented, and who will read it anyway?  You look lumpy.  Definitely not a raving beauty.  Where should w hang … Continue reading

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Kids, blood pacts, growing up and other stuff…a short story.

“You know why girls are usually wearing dresses and have weird hairdos in drawings and pictures?” she asked. “No.  Why?” “So they make sure they can tell us apart.  They don’t want to mistake us for the wrong gender, then … Continue reading

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The talk…a short story about life and love

“Tell me again, Daddy.  What was it like before, when we didn’t have to wear masks and stay home?  When kids had friends and could go out and play.  Tell me everything.” “It was a different world then.  One that … Continue reading

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Sometimes…

sometimes new technology can go a bit too far

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Starting over…25…finis

“I honestly don’t know what he sees in Heather,” said Kit, pinning up her hair. “They’re a completely different species.” “Is she staying there?” asked Jimmy. “She’s going to try it.  Apparently he gave her a pretty big planet and … Continue reading

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