Category Archives: Short Fiction

The Teapot

Judy always worked slowly.  The antique shop did not have a modern cash register, every transaction had to be summed with a calculator.  Judy punched the numbers in deliberately, double-checking along the way, then wrote the receipts by hand while … Continue reading

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No Stairway

The night had been another blur of soup cans and cereal boxes.  My fingers smelled like cardboard.  I stocked the grocery store shelves for eight hours under the power of licorice and orange juice; I could not drink coffee.  It … Continue reading

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Why Modern Bands Are Often Forced to Have Stupid Names

The guys had just finished their first band practice.  They got together when the bass player posted an ad on craigslist looking for musicians to start a pop-punk band with emo and metal influences.  They all believed they could be … Continue reading

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