Category: Short Fiction

Izzy Gaia’s Ghoulish Encounter

Izzy Gaia had her life mapped out.  She graduated from Smith College in the spring, and was spending the summer at home in Warwick Fall.  In September, she would begin law school.  After three years in law school, she would take and pass her bar, and then work for one of the large corporate law…

Kitty-Cat Where Are You?

The rain fell with persistence.  John hated the feel of wet cloth against his skin and wished he had thought to bring an umbrella. Arriving at their destination, Ben pulled something out of his pocket and shoved it towards him.  “Eat this.” John looked at the rock hard pink peep in his hand with disgust. …

Lothar’s Fiori

For as long as I could remember, I spent weekends at my grandmother’s house.  She had been widowed for over forty years and I was her only grandchild. That Friday after Easter break was no different.  My parents were going down to the city for the weekend to watch a play and visit some friends.…

The Death of Lucy Sphere

I was the one who found Lucy Sphere’s beaten body.  I called an ambulance, but knew it was too late. When the local golden child is murdered in her living room, it makes all the papers.  People wanted to understand how something like this could happen to someone so loved. It took five days for…

The Uninvited Guest

It was my first night kid-sitting the Goldstein’s seven-year-old daughter Bethany, so I arrived early.  I knew Mrs. Goldstein would want to show me around the house, let me know the rules for Beth, and to give me their contact information.  Most parents were nervous the first time they left their kids alone with a…