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When Gordy flees America and the War in Vietnam and takes a job as an English teacher in the Tokyo of the 1960s, he finds he gets a lot more than a mere hourly wage. [NOTE: My novel, "An American Love Song in Survival Japanese" has recently been published on… Read More

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"This is without a doubt the funniest story I've read in a decade. The entire Japanese female persona is laid bare here. Every bit true. Your sto..." Read More

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A mysterious yet friendly older gentleman - Signor Beinardo - instills the love of stories in a young man in Italy, but not everyone approves of Beinardo's potentially corrupting influence. Read More
An extract about a man who has developed a mania for buying reduced items from his local shop. Read More

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The residents of Gates Bridge receive a strange visitor: a man in a suit who seems to look for someone... Read More

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A tiger cub was captured and sold to a circus, where she has been kept for years. She had given up hope of ever escaping. Then, something very unexpected happens... Read More

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A tiger cub is captured and sold to a circus. She wants to escape, but she learns the harsh realities of life in captivity. A metaphorical story about the stages of my life and my journey through mental illness. Read More

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as plain as the joke of a foot and a butt on your face, fair is fair. Read More

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A short short story that I'm unsure about fleshing out or keeping it as it is. Read More
What do you in a pinch when all you know how to do is pinch back? Read More

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The execution of a queen's greatest enemy makes her reevaluate her life choices. Read More

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"This is such a good story, Hully, I love the supernatural mystery of it--and making the picture a mosaic instead of the usual painting added int..." Read More

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I can breathe. My story Breathe was written for a 53 word short story contest. Read More

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Cyndy and I talk all day long. My story Chatter was written for a 53 word short story contest. Read More

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Rhonda please leave. My story Rhonda was written for a 53 word short story contest. Read More

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To get from here to there requires many stops in-between. Read More

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Think you're on top? Think again. Then think a little harder. Read More

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UNANSWERED LOVE, TWISTS OF FATE, SURPRISE, REVERSAL OF FORTUNE, REGRET, SORROW, COWARDICE, DISHONOR, LUCK, LIFE In Boston, cowardice prevents an otherwise admirable man from beginning a relationship of deep love for a wealthy woman of many attractions. The object of his love does not know why. A few years later,… Read More

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A short story about the banality of the school run and class divisions between the lower and middle classes. Read More

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A short story about the Fourth of July. Read More

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An old one reworked for the Australiana collection. An anecdotal story about desert creep and big farming practices. Read More
Dr. Neyrev is determined to add one more story to the anthology of Tur legends he's been collecting for years. However, getting it may turn out to be riskier than he bargained for. If you're new to the world of Sevia, this little story is a great way to get… Read More

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In the aftermath of the American Civil War, a man waits alone, preparing for the arrival of his accusers. In a land still diseased by bigotry he considers his past, his situation and the price he must pay for being himself. Read More