Written by Danica Rice.  Check out her website and follow her on Twitter! — It was Thanksgiving week, and Shondra was alone in the dorms. Everybody had gone home for the break, and she honestly didn’t care that she was all alone for the week, because it would allow her valuable time to read some […]


Written by Elise Valente.  Check out her website and follow her on Twitter! — They swirled around her, taunting and laughing, their hollow voices echoing in the emptiness.  She could feel the breeze of their passing as they moved around her, and she felt the cold of their tendrils as they passed by her.  She […]


Ghost Story Flash Fiction Event

December 15, 2012

It has been decided–in large part by my Twitter pals, @JLLicea, @EliseValente, @danica84, and @seeredwrite–that I shall host a flash fiction event, and that the theme will be ghosts!  As my collection of “For Friends” short stories all pretty much feature ghosts (or the elements of ghosts), it seemed fitting that I should have more […]

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May 17, 2012

For Michelle Yee. Jon was sure he was losing his mind. He stared at his canvas, sitting just where he’d left it on the easel.  A nearly completed painting, an almost perfect piece.  A commission, fetching a rather impressive sum. And across his lovely painting, in a messy, uncoordinated scrawl, was one word: “Sophie.” The […]

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The Graveyard Shift

May 10, 2012

For Mark Lidstone. My wife flicks through radio stations until she finds a song that I can’t stand.  She squeals in delight and turns it up. “What, this?  I hate this song,” I tell her, but she’s already turned it back to the station and started singing along loudly. I laugh in spite of myself […]

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