Category Archives: Original Fiction

The Night Train

The conductor turned off the lights and darkness replaced Sol’s reflection. A chain link fence at the bottom of a gravel embankment materialized out of the gloom. It ran along a canal and Sol could see ragged figures in the … Continue reading

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Cigarette Money

Green and brown glass rains down and the smell of liquor hangs in the air like a frat party at dawn. He stood staring at the bloody wreckage of what had recently resembled the face of a handsome, 50-something Middle … Continue reading

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Confetti

The doorbell rang at 9:15 Saturday morning. The man opened it to find his next door neighbor. She wore rubber garden boots stained with mud and matching mud stained gloves. Leaves clung to the sleeves of her red, flannel shirt. … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Shot

When Ray turned three his father made the decision to take up golf. Not because he was particularly interested in the game, but because he saw it as something that they could eventually do together; something, that as the boy … Continue reading

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Life Needs More Diving Boards

  Life Needs More Diving Boards   The town of Ironbridge sprang to life in the foothills of Mt. Racine during the coal boom of the 1850’s. Coal had been discovered east of Ironbridge in 1855 by one Noah Jordan … Continue reading

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A Warm Thanksgiving

  The scent of roasting turkey filled the small, kitchen. Streams of condensed steam from the simmering vegetables ran down the front window, dripping and pooling along the discolored caulking of the cracked, porcelain sink. She pulled a dishcloth from … Continue reading

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The Bellhop

“You wouldn’t believe some of the shit that goes on in these big hotels,” the Bellhop said as he lit his second cigarette. He offered one to the new guy as they stood out back on the loading dock. “I’ve … Continue reading

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