This is another piece from 100wordstory.org. You can find it and it’s corresponding photograph here.
This short story details the fall of a preacher turned bank robber and a strange bullet. Short and mostly exposition, it reads as if one person is recounting an urban legend to a friend. Interesting and worth a read.
I found this piece on 100wordstory.org here. It draws inspiration from a photograph you can find at the link with the original story.
It is about a woman who begins to worry about everything after she kills a pheasant while driving. Though it is short, it’s really interesting and I think you guys should check it out.
You can find today’s short story here.
This is another one of those difficult to describe pieces. I feel like short stories are too easy to spoil.
The plot essentially revolves a man named Jesse, some of the things he’s done in his town, and how he’s changed since he’s done them.
Bad summary, great story!
Find today’s short story here.
In this Sci-Fi twist on mythology’s classic sirens, a group of people are sent to explore a planet with singing ice. The ice’s song will periodically cause some of the team members to wander away from safety and dissappear.
This piece is a fresh, new look on a story that has been told countless times over the ages and is definitely worth a read!
Today’s short story can be found here.
Through sections separated by a series of school subjects a student paints a picture of her mother for the readers. In simple but meaningful prose we see a snapshot of the narrator’s relationship with her as well.
I really love pieces like this; elegant and thought-provoking.
This is one of my favorite one-sentence stories.
“The fire spread quicker than the little bastard was expecting.”
Like the best stories, it makes you think. There are an unlimited number of interpretations to it. I imagine a metaphorical fire, the main character causing an event that hurts a group of people in their life.
What’s yours? Do you have any favorite one-line stories?
This piece can be found here on Brevity Magazine’s website.
Told from the perspective of a polio victim, Lambert’s “Poster Children” is the story of a disability rights activist group protesting at a nursing home convention.
The last scene of this story, between a police officer and a woman named Caroline, is touching in a strange way. Like a lot the short stories I’ve been reading and suggesting lately, it makes you think.