Tag Archives: Short Story

Monster in the Closet

Little Tanya was still screaming when her father ran into her bedroom. “What’s wrong honey?” worried Greg. “Are you okay?” Tears streaming, Tanya pointed at the closet. “Monster!” Greg sighed with relief. Many children imagined monsters in the closet. He … Continue reading

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Food Karma

A food thief stalked the break room at Jefferys Genetics Research Lab. Months of effort to catch him produced no result. Still, such things always work themselves out. Dr. Hans Michener typified the absentminded yet brilliant scientist. He studied the … Continue reading

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Upgrades

Constable Whittaker had served the Manchester police force for twenty years. He still wasn’t used to computers. So he rarely read the police department bulletins in his email box. He stopped at a new police call box. He opened the … Continue reading

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Saving Sanity

Prince Vincenzo and servant Suarez gazed from their boat to the castle one hundred feet up. Periodically, servants flew out of the windows. Suarez gazed at Vincenzo worriedly. Vincenzo called, “Malpunzel, Malpunzel! Let down your hair.” Moments later they climbed … Continue reading

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Rotten People

Ellie Warburton had ridden the same Washington D.C. city bus for decades. Normally very quiet, when she entered her eighties she became more opinionated and outspoken. The bus stopped. Five zombies paid their fare and took their seats. It stopped … Continue reading

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True Birdwatchers

Jan and Mark wanted see the world’s rarest bird: the Purple-Headed Nutclutch. At the rock where the birds nested Mark said, “You see them?” “Sssh!” hissed a tree. “You’re scaring them!” “Holy crap! A talking tree!” The tree waved a … Continue reading

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Anger Management

Wu and Huang (Hong Kong Police, Undercover Division) were on foot. The purse-snatcher was getting away on a bicycle. They “appropriated” a tourist’s tandem bicycle to catch up. Huang, young and a month on the force, peddled like mad. Wu, … Continue reading

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