Immaculate Obsession by John Affleck, short story book cover artwork

“Immaculate Obsession” by John Affleck

The first time his Mom sets the house on fire, he’s halfway through watching the best football game of all time. The timing couldn’t be worse. But it’s okay, because he got in…

The Water Tower by John Mantooth, short story book cover artwork

“The Water Tower” by John Mantooth

Jeremy has overheard his brother claiming there’s an alien in the water tower. Anxious to see for himself, he drags along Heather, who is obliged to join in the trek through t…

Kansas Boys by Becky Mandelbaum, short story book cover artwork

“Kansas Boys” by Becky Mandelbaum

When the girl he loves moves away, Peter will do anything to get to her, even if it means working for an arthritic one-handed Veteran artist with an obsession for a past-love….

Bald Bear by Becky Mandelbaum, short story book cover artwork

“Bald Bear” by Becky Mandelbaum

To escape the poisonous bug bomb in her apartment, a young girl and her best friend, Maxine, are spending the day at the lake. Two Kansas boys interrupt their lazy afternoon w…

Going To The Big House by Tom Bailey, short story book cover artwork

“Going To The Big House” by Tom Bailey

Willing or not, they came to the Big House because they had no other option. This was where they detoxed, slept it off, and tried again. Everyone has a story and everyone is d…

Dirty by John Affleck, short story book cover artwork

“Dirty” by John Affleck

This is the start of his criminal career, he thinks. He’s a loner, an outsider. Turned eleven, and nobody told him Halloween was meant for dirty tricks, not trick-or-treating….

Word Problem by John Dufresne, short story book cover artwork

“Word Problem” by John Dufresne

Trent X is catching a train out of Westland Station at 7.25am. He is bound for Eastland where he believes his girlfriend Kathy is at home in her condo. He has a surprise for…