Fiction

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The Clown Prince of Crime

By Chris Thompson Coming to love that which scares you the most…. I have a confession to make: I’m scared of clowns. Horrified by them…

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Intemerate

by: Lewis H. Montaug Part 1 of a 3 part journey takes us on a hunt, through dangerous terrain, for that which is pure….. Part…

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The Rabbit and The Hawk

By: Chris Thompson Sometimes the things you hope for the most are those that destroy you in the end…. My memory wanders, as it oftentimes…

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A Colonel’s Hope

by: Michael Shields Faith challenged amidst the horrors of war blossoms anew as something else entirely…… Round musket balls and buckshot zipped past the Colonel…

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The Ledge

by: Michael Shields Day 8 of our 12 days of holiday stories offers a touch of black comedy from far atop one of NYC’s most…

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The Avenue L Manger

by: Douglas Grant Day 6 of our 12 days of holiday stories brings us back to a fortuitous meeting which occurred on Christmas in 1985,…

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In the Land of Darkened Hearts

By Chris Thompson Across the Holidays continues, and imagines what it would be like if The Grinch actually stole Christmas…and then went on to rule…

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Krampusnacht

by: Heather Fawn Our first installment of a 12-piece series, brought to you in 12 days, taking you Across the Holidays with holiday-themed stories from…

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A Thousand Words or So

Illustration by: Chris Thompson Stories by: Douglas Grant, Tom Rau and Michael Shields A challenge to create a story, one thousand words or so, inspired…

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The Last Scientist

by: Chris Thompson The table is set for the the continuing tales of….’The Last Scientist’….. Our tale begins in the declining years of the universe,…