Category Archives: short fiction

Cultural Exploration

  As soon as Angus entered the Blue Star Coffee Temple, a knot formed in his throat.   “I shouldn’t be here,” he mumbled to himself.   A barista, sporting sleeve tattoos and a handlebar moustache, made eye contact. “How’s … Continue reading

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Perfect Timing

  The meeting had already started when Lorraine entered the conference room. All eyes focused on her as she shuffled around the oversized table to the only open seat at the opposite end of the room. As quickly as possible, … Continue reading

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That Moment When Ben Realized He Reached Middle Age

  “The craziest thing happened to me today,” exclaimed Ben. He waved his fork like a conductor as he spoke.   “What happened?” asked Amanda.   “I was at University Hospital for a meeting and some guy in scrubs walked … Continue reading

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Out of Order

Miguel did a double-take when he saw Ralph exit the washroom.   “You know that’s out of order, right?” asked Miguel, pointing at a sign taped to the door.   Ralph laughed. “I almost forgot. Thanks.” He grabbed the sign … Continue reading

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When Real Men Cry

Arthur and Wayne stood in front of the mirror in the corporate washroom, psyching themselves up for their presentation to the board. It was the culminating event after six months of intense work.   “Oh hey,” said Wayne. He pointed … Continue reading

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PhD in Friendship

For weeks, all Virginia could talk about was her new boyfriend Craig. It made Larry nauseous to hear her gush.   “Craig is so thoughtful,” she said. “He bought me flowers yesterday for no reason al all. Isn’t that thoughtful?” … Continue reading

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Gift Card Etiquette

Evelyn sighed in relief when she discovered Theresa sitting in the lunch room. “I have another shopping problem.”   Theresa looked up and smiled. “How may I be of service?”   “My sister-in-law bought me a gift card for my … Continue reading

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