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Category: Shorter Stories (<500)

The Rash

“When did this begin happening?” The doctor seemed understanding but dumbfounded. Eyebrows raised, Jonah sat before him. His naked skin contracted into pinpricks of gooseflesh as he began to shiver with an amalgamation of cold and fear.

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SEEKING VORAREPHILE

I wrote a longer version of this story a while ago. It has been edited and condensed to be less than 500 words

Everyone told me: Don’t meet dates online. I’d fucked every eligible man on this coast before finally settling down. Before I met my man, my sexlife was boring as shit. I’m devoted now. No secrets. My husband knows my past, so ‘come for me,’ haters! We’re celebrating 2 years!

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One Last Kiss


“I wish I could bring you home with me,” Evan said.

His husband’s mouth opened. Evan imagined they’d argue and held up his finger.

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I Will Always Remember The First (Alternate Version)



We were both young. I could tell he was still young enough to believe himself invincible. I spotted him moving like an elemental on the other side of the room and downed my drink. The spirits from the bar quelled my nerves and I crossed to join him. I hadn’t done anything like this before.

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I Will Always Remember The First


I was too young to know what it meant. You can’t know what things mean when you can only see things as they seem with young eyes. Experience leads to context and there’s no way to find the context that hides between lies. Not when you’re only seven.

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Secret Garden

When I was just a boy of ten,
My father took me on a treck
From our house upon the hill
To the valley down below.

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Short Version: Chasing Ghost Trains

496 Words

My cousin Ronnie and I used to chase the ghost train on Granddad’s farm.

The whole family lived on the 174 acres; a railway goes through the center. Grandad said those tracks hadn’t been used in decades. That’s why nobody believed when we started on about the ghost train.

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Short Version: You Don’t Want Toothfairy Kisses

490 Words

I was just a little boy when my teeth fell out. Mama’s fell out then too.

“You leave that tooth under your pillow and the Toothfairy’ll come get it. Trade you a quarter.”

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