Category: Fiction

Family History

In her short story “Family History,” Valerie Hunter shares the thoughts of Anneliese, who explores her family’s geneaology.

Clean and Godly in Denmark: Part 2

fiction by Diana Deverell I wasn’t designed to murder humans. Still, I’ve killed two via a skull fracture and a heart attack. But whoever programmed me to do that knew a fatal outcome couldn’t...

Clean and Godly Diana Deverell

Clean and Godly in Denmark

Diana Deverell part 1 of 2 After five years providing technology to the oldest citizens of Denmark’s welfare state, I’m paired with the ideal client. My only problem is how to guarantee I stay with...

A child’s Christmas story

(The dates are accurate; the story is original fiction) Larrie Wanberg Santa Barbara, Calif. A fifth-grade schoolgirl in Decorah won an essay contest on “Proudful Heritage” sponsored by the Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American Museum...

Erlend’s Entanglement

  Fiction by Jennifer Willis Erlend dropped the spoon into his bowl and made a sour face. The Christmas porridge was ruined, though he’d watched Harold prepare the holiday treat with his own hands....

Sebastián & Greta

fiction by Jeff H. Sebastián didn’t exactly fit the stereotype of a Latin lover—dark eyes, yes, but he was not tall in comparison to his American classmates, and en general his looks were more boyish...

TenMinutestoKill

Ten Minutes to Kill

fiction by Glynis Scrivens I was woken by his phone ringing. Who’d be calling at this hour? Automatically, I rolled over. This wasn’t for me; I could go on sleeping. That’s what Saturday mornings are...

A Perfect Crime

Stephen Hosking It isn’t easy, committing murder without being caught. There are really two major issues, ruminated George Carver, as he gazed out across his sunlit suburban garden. The first: committing the act. Human...

A Golden Opportunity

A Golden Opportunity

fiction by Glynis Scrivens “What a weird day it’s been.” Thea gazed outside at the fallen branches and debris on the lawn, the only visible sign of the violent storm of an hour ago....