Category Archives: Short Fiction

A GOP parable: The Widow’s Offering

There are politicians and pundits who profess the Christian religion, and declare that the US is a Christian nation founded on Christian principles. They claim that this means that Christian rules for living should control the law of the land … Continue reading

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Clues

Why did you do it? Why? It was agreed. We all hated him. The professor and I had to play rock-paper-scissors to determine the privilege. You see, whenever the professor had to pause in a sentence to search for a … Continue reading

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Vanishing Point

There was nothing but the road. It was barely visible because the only hint of light was no more than a hole in the darkness somewhere unreachable ahead. Anything else that might have been was lost in a deep and … Continue reading

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At First

  He lived in a large park-like place, and took care of the animals and plants there. A woman lived with him, and helped him—or maybe he helped her; they didn’t stop to consider which it might be. When he … Continue reading

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On the Playground

They played dodgeball every day, all of them, with their distinctive styles. There was Danny, who ran up to the line and heaved the ball as hard as he could; Peter, who ran around in the back and hurled the … Continue reading

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A Tale from Clevaria

In the time of the god-king, lord of the sky, director of rain, clouds, and wind, whose name was secret, emissaries came from the plains to Clevaria. They worshipped strange gods of earth, and carried one with them in a … Continue reading

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Creation Legend (Retold from the Ailu)

When the titan Ghan scooped out the Armhold Valley and built up the mountains around, he did so as a playpen for his three children: the twin brothers Thahn and Thahr, and their sister Eyyafel. But unknown even to the … Continue reading

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