STUPID ASSASSIN by Byron Hamel

My boyfriend, Byron Hamel, entered a writing contest on Vocal. He’s a brilliant writer and there is no end to the stories he tells. He has been focusing on scripts but took some time to write this short story. Please read it and then hit like if you do. Then come back and tell me…

THREE FLOORS BELOW

Please welcome Brian Westbye today and let his beautiful short story speak to you.  A beautifully simple message about noticing those around you and then acting with compassion in response.  Thank you Brian so much for sharing this with us!   THREE DOORS DOWN by Brian Westbye   She sits on a bench, near the…

THE SPACES BETWEEN

Troy Scott has been spending a lot of time “thinking about the implications and applications of shared perception enhancement”.  It would be so much easier to have compassion, or empathy, or even sympathy for someone if you could indeed see something from another person’s perspective. I don’t think I have ever debuted a short fiction…

LOST CONVERSATIONS

“Excuse me?” she questioned.  He had been talking for the last 5 minutes but she didn’t hear anything he said.  It’s been like that for her lately.  Phone calls missed and not returned.  Texts she means to answer but forgets.  Plans she lets fall through.  Emails piling up. Parties unattended. Dinners rescheduled.  He had just…

Fiction Relay – Part 17

The fiction relay got back around to me a couple weeks ago and I have been really struggling with it.  I love the story, I love where it has been and where it is going, and I really worried myself sick thinking I might ruin it all.  TRG has so much faith in my writing…

THE AWAKENING

Stretching my horizons yet again The Reclining Gentlemen and I wrote this Fictional Short together.  Much like the poetic duets we just took turns letting the story tell itself!  Enjoy! The wind was throwing a tantrum outside which usually meant a huge storm was on its way. Lacy was in love with thunderstorms although she…

THE DARK ROOM

The dark room smelled like muddy, rusty iron.  It was hot in the room despite how cold the darkness made her feel inside.  Her space had a small room with a working toilet and a simple shower stall.  At first the dripping shower head was annoying but over time she began humming to its rhythm. …

OUT OF CURIOUSITY

I am really posting this because I am curious.  I have been writing a story I have in my head.  I am not a writer and I don’t really know the first thing about doing it correctly.  I would love to know what you think about this small piece.  It happens to be the last…