Fiction

Regarding Works of Fiction, Including But Not Limited to Humor, Satire, or Parody:
Names, characters, businesses, places, events, locales, and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.

Your Balls Will Freeze

by Craig Hartranft on January 26, 2022

in Fiction, Flash Fiction, Short Stories

Teenage Boy in ShortsAbsalom Angus Armstrong was a curious fellow. He was a natural born observer, a man who enjoyed watching people with a keen mind for sardonic commentary upon the same. Commentary, sometimes, he was happy to broadcast to whomever would listen.

McCarron lived at the corner of Tree and Sunrise Avenues. The former was so-called because the housing developer and town bosses could not settle on the species of tree (which the town council had to approve and assigned to a later time and meeting which never occurred).

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Harry and The One-Eyed Bunny

22 April 2019 Fantasy/Sci-Fi

This is a revision of a previous story, Horace and The One-Eyed Bunny (which can still be found on this site). I never liked the main human character’s name all that much. So I changed it to Harry, and then made some very minor edits to the narrative. This story start came from seeing one of […]

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On Columbus Day, Missy Aldritch Killed Her Husband George: The start to a crime fiction tale with dark comedic overtones. (Ver. 1.1)

6 May 2017 Crime Fiction

On Monday October 12, it was Columbus Day, and the day after her second wedding anniversary, Missy Aldritch killed her husband George, giving him a gut shot with her Sig Sauer and then a bullet to the head when he wouldn’t stop moaning and whining and asking why. Missy didn’t know why. She really wasn’t good at why. Finding out why. Or wondering why. He just wouldn’t shut up.

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On Columbus Day, Missy Aldritch Killed Her Husband George: The start to a crime fiction tale with dark comedic overtones.

26 July 2016 Crime Fiction

On Monday October 12, it was Columbus Day, and the day after her second wedding anniversary, Missy Aldritch killed her husband George, giving him a gut shot with her Sig Sauer and then a bullet to the head when he wouldn’t stop moaning and whining and asking why. Missy didn’t know why. She really wasn’t good at why. Finding out why. Or wondering why. He just wouldn’t shut up.

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Cassie & Dragon: killer fugitives in love and at-large

3 November 2015 Crime Fiction

“I’m going to use the bathroom,” Dragon said to Cassie. The petite blonde with freckles on her cheeks and shoulders was wearing a faded flower sundress and holding a John Sanders book from the remainder table.

“Don’t know where they are in this store, baby,” she said turning the book over in her hands.

“I’ll find them,” he said. Dragon looked left towards the inside of Valley Mall and saw an information desk at the entrance to the Books Galore store. A stout pudgy blonde with short hair and bright red face was making marks on a piece of paper. “I’ll ask the clerk.”

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