Category Archives: short fiction

Modern Hierolyphics

A notification sound on Ben’s phone chimed, attracting Raquel’s attention. She watched him look down, then reel back in frustration. “Something wrong?” she asked. “Humanity’s doomed,” he replied. “You got that from a message on your phone?” “Yes. It was … Continue reading

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Magnetic Approach to Dating

At halftime of the football game, Kale and Rayden stood up to stretch their legs. “That was a disaster,” said Kale. “Worst play I’ve ever seen,” answered Rayden. They both stood in reflective silence, shaking their heads. “Say, didn’t I … Continue reading

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The Thin Line

“I saw the guy on TV last night. I’m telling you, he’s a ticking time bomb. A complete nut case,” argued Cassidy. “Look, he’s unconventional, but you gotta admit he’s a marketing genius. Nobody manipulates the media as well as … Continue reading

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Phone-bidextrous

A growl of complaint from across the table woke Brighton from his daydream. He looked up to see Paige wiping her cell phone with a paper towel. “I hate it when you get your screen greasy when you’re eating,” she … Continue reading

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Uniculture

Anne approached Roy as they waited for the elevator after work.“Are you going to the work luncheon tomorrow?” she asked. “No. Tomorrow’s my independence day,” replied Roy. “It’s September 29th,” replied Anne. She looked at Roy quizzically. “Exactly. It’s the … Continue reading

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Smart Thinking

Oliver met his new neighbour Alex one evening at a backyard barbecue. “So, what do you do?” asked Oliver. “I’m in sales. I sell burial plots,” replied Alex. Oliver unconsciously took a step backward. “I didn’t know people did that.” … Continue reading

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Chased by Bears

Caleb was playing on his PS4 when Brody came in the room. “Come running with me. You could really use the exercise,” said Brody. He sat down on a chair to tie his shoes. “The only reason to run is … Continue reading

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