Category Archives: Short Stories

The Piano: A Very Short Story

  “That’s a beautiful piano.” “Thanks. Yeah, it doesn’t play, but it really looks nice in that corner. “It doesn’t play? Why do you have it then?” “Oh, just as a conversation piece.” “You mean this conversation?” “Yeah, this one.” … Continue reading

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The Women Named Death: An Essay

I’ve heard it said that all comedy is fear in the rearview mirror; which is a neat, if not pat, explanation, for why the world hasn’t felt very comedic lately. Let me introduce a corollary to this saying, for a … Continue reading

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Roses – A Very Short Story

I worked as a flower girl at a grocery downtown. I sorted the roses, the lilies, the carnations, and I sorted through the people who ordered bouquets; each person wanting something special, something that would mean something significant to whoever … Continue reading

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This Is Organic Lettuce; A Short Dialogue

This is organic lettuce. It looks like lettuce. Well, you have to compare it to non-organic lettuce. It still looks like lettuce. No, see. We invented these chemicals… Which chemicals? We found new, better ways to grow lettuce. Okay. But, … Continue reading

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The Man with a Hotdog Cart – A Short Story

The streets of the city were loud with calls for taxis, cars honking at one another, and the general and expected business of a city’s mid-morning. As the sun lazily took it’s place in the sky, and the haze of … Continue reading

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