Short Stories from Postcard Poems and Prose

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The Wail of the World by Barry Charman

The Wail of the World  by Barry Charman John Whim was startled one morning to find his pockets full of dirt. He scooped out a handful of soil and threw … Continue reading

July 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

Half Baked by Kathleen Mickelson

  HALF-BAKED By Kathleen Mickelson Minneapolis in January is a kind of paradise. Now that half the world is uninhabitable because of the heat, it is a haven for the … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · 7 Comments

The Impossibility of Time Travel by Bob Simms

He could hear the buzz of the fluorescent lights. That was the first sensation. Then someone calling his name, but he was dreaming. Wasn’t he? He was inside a dry … Continue reading

December 1, 2013 · 7 Comments

How to Make a Mistake by Barry Charman

God made the world in six days, on the seventh he made a mistake. He had made man, and separated the sea from the sky. He had distinguished life from … Continue reading

November 29, 2013 · 4 Comments

***Contest Winner*** A Shot in the Light by Kathleen Cassen Mickelson

Mona picked up her boarding pass from the check-in kiosk, grabbed the handle on her green rolling duffle bag, and strode across the airy San Diego terminal. She admired the … Continue reading

November 27, 2013 · 15 Comments

Tempus Fudge-It by Robert Emmett

I have been waiting for this day forever. Not “forever”, I shouldn’t say that. I hate when words are used in a less than literal sense. I think that is … Continue reading

November 25, 2013 · 7 Comments

Chrysalis by Jennifer Courtney

Here I am. In a box. Well, part of me is in the box, part of me is in the bathtub, and the rest is in the stock pot boiling … Continue reading

November 23, 2013 · 6 Comments