Short Stories

Rockview: The Seaside Escape

The early evening sun was beating down on the weathered dock, warming my slightly tanned legs. It was only two weeks into summer, and I hadn’t put on more than a swimsuit and cover-up—Chripchrip. The little cricket alarm on my phone sprung to life, informing me it was time to roll over. I silenced it…

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Viral Hysteria

It didn’t take long for the illness to spread. No one was taking it seriously in the way it should have been, and the public had their own ideas on how to combat the spread of the virus. Apparently, everyone on social media thought they knew how to stay safe, and all the medical experts…

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The Fae’s Talisman

“Layla, try not to bring attention to yourself,” Jason warned me, swiping his key-card, getting us into the building. The security to the Dunbar Facility was ridiculous. There were armed officers in front of the building and two officers with rifles standing inside the entrance. They even had one posted next to the most unwelcoming…

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Grave Digger

“Gravedigger, come dig my grave for me,” I whispered as I held the razor blade over my wrist. This wouldn’t be the first time cold metal would pierce my skin. The smell of copper would soon fill the room, and I would become light-headed. It was what I wanted. I wanted the escape – to…

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Daily Devotional

I was alone tonight. Everyone else was too fearful of what lurked in the shadows, but I was told I could be healed if I found the church. The Vatican had even confirmed its powers. The gas lamps did nothing to light the dingy streets allowing the rats to dine freely on curbside trash. This…

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Don’t Tread On Me

The thunder cracked as the lightning illuminated the night sky. The storm was right over us, and if this dry lightning kept up, we would for sure be facing a brushfire. That was something we didn’t need at the moment. The town was already short on water and whatever was left to burn were our…

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Blind Date

“You’re a fairy,” he said. I almost choked on my water. Was this guy serious? The look on his face and the fact that he was waiting for me to respond answered that question. This was officially the last internet date I was ever going on. “What makes you say that?” I could have easily…

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Seven Days

My phone beeped with an incoming message. Damn it. I thought I put it on vibrate. Oh well, I don’t think it was loud enough to wake anyone up. I grabbed my purse and threw it over my shoulder. One last glimpse in the mirror, and I was out the window. The cool nighttime breeze…

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Road Trip

In hindsight, it was probably a bad idea. But with the top down and wind blowing through their hair, there was no better start to the weekend. Gwen cranked the music louder to muffle Olivia’s singing. “What? It’s not that bad.” Olivia continued belting out lyrics. “Well, shake it up, baby… (shake it up, baby).”…

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Molly’s Unicorn

I waited for my parents to fall asleep. I never really knew if they were truly asleep. My dad was a strange sleeper. The slightest sound would wake him, but a loud noise he’d ignore. I guess he thought if you were breaking in and smashing around, you weren’t actually breaking in. That or the…

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Somewhere Across the Sea

Layla’s room was what every little girl wanted, filled with stuffed animals and soft blankets. But there weren’t any pink walls. All the walls were sky blue. One even had an underwater castle with fish swimming around it. Layla perked up in bed while she waited for her parents to come to tuck her in.…

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Tiny Cuts

Kristen pulled her jacket tighter around her shoulders. Again, the hanging emergency light went out as soon she walked up the stairs. The light down the hall cast shadows from the tree that looked like hands grabbing for her. Kristen used her phone to guide her up the stairs so she wouldn’t trip. ​ “Excuse…

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Tinkerbell’s Tears

The bar had more smoke in it than usual that night. But James still saw a tiny, shiny flicker coming from a stool on the far end. Walking closer to see what it was, it became clear that the flicker was from a cute petite blonde with a pair of wings. He made a gesture…

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Salty Dog

My third eye burned as the bell chimed overhead, altering my presence to the tea shop workers. Even though no one was in sight, this was the right place. Pulling out the list from my pocket, I scanned the shelves for the ingredients I needed to complete the spell: Molucca spice Camphor Curcuma Klamath weed…

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Missing

It was Halloween, and I couldn’t be happier. The weather had finally cooled down enough that clothes weren’t unbearable but not enough to wear real shoes. Actually, I’m not sure if anyone in Florida actually wore shoes. It was flip-flops most of the time or heels if you were going out. And tonight was time…

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The Escape

Light from the street lamps barely penetrated the dense fog that filled the night. The fog lights on my Challenger weren’t doing the trick either. Though I had driven these streets a million times since I was fifteen, I wasn’t going to speed through them. You never knew what might jump out at you, and that wasn’t a risk I was going to take.

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Before I got the nerve to publish a full-length story I published short stories.

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