Category: Short Stories

My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me

My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me by Kate Bernheimer Michael Cunningham, Francine Prose, Aimee Bender, Kelly Link, Jim Shepard, and more than thirty other extraordinary writers celebrate fairy tales in this thrilling new volume. Inspire by everything from Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen” and “The Little Match Girl” to Charles Perrault’s “Bluebeard” and “Cinderella” to the Brothers Grimm’s “Hansel … Read More My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me

Reading of The Unicorn’s Girl

I posted this short story a few months ago, but a couple weeks ago, I got the chance to read it in front of an audience.

Short Fiction: The Christmas Village

I wrote this story a few days ago, on the plane to Colorado. The idea actually came to me back in November, when I visited the display at Seattle’s Armory Center, but I just now got around to writing it. Hope you enjoy it and Merry Christmas to you and yours! Joseph really didn’t want to be at the Christmas Village on the 23rd … Read More Short Fiction: The Christmas Village

Short Fiction: The Caretaker

Hi guys. This is a short writing exercise I did the other day. I used the prompt for October 17th from A Writer’s Book of Days by Judy Reeves. Kind of quickly thrown together, but in the spirit of Halloween, enjoy! The Caretaker by Shannon Fox The caretaker had lived alone on the hill for more than half a century. His hair had grown … Read More Short Fiction: The Caretaker

Under A Glass Bell

Under A Glass Bell by Anais Nin Under a Glass Bell was self-published by Anaïs Nin in 1944, using a manual press. This collection of thirteen short stories, beautifully crafted in a style influenced by French surrealism, but uniquely Nin’s, brought her national attention when Edmund Wilson of The New Yorker reviewed it. Considered one of Nin’s most successful works of fiction, the tales … Read More Under A Glass Bell

Fragile Things

Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman A mysterious circus terrifies an audience for one extraordinary performance before disappearing into the night . . Two teenage boys crash a party and meet the girls of their dreams—and nightmares . . . In a Hugo Award–winning story, a great detective must solve a most unsettling royal murder in a strangely altered Victorian England . . . These … Read More Fragile Things