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Familiar: Episode 6

Welcome to Episode 6! If you’re just joining us, please read the earlier episodes to get caught up. Hope you enjoy! I didn’t tell her I loved her, sitting across from each other in that booth, and I didn’t say it to her later that night either. I walked Olivia to her car and opened…

Left Field

Sunlight beamed through his window and he woke up. He lay in bed for a moment, becoming acclimated to the brightness and rubbing the sleep out of his eyes, and then remembered what day it was. He jumped out of bed, got dressed in a pair of athletic shorts, a T-shirt, and his favorite Chicago…

Familiar: Episode 5

Welcome to Episode 5! If you’re just joining us, feel free to read the earlier episodes to get caught up. Hope you enjoy! When I was eight or nine years old I stole a Hot Wheels car from one of my friends. It wasn’t particularly new or shiny, but I thought it was cool and…

Familiar: Episode 4

Here is Episode 4 of “Familiar.” Thanks for reading! Of course the sun was shining that morning as I drove to the breakfast spot where we had agreed to meet. I had the radio on louder than I should have blaring love songs I’d be ashamed to admit I enjoyed. I thought about Olivia and…

Familiar: Episode 3

Here is Episode 3 of the serial “Familiar.” Be sure to read Episodes 1 and 2 if you haven’t already, and don’t forget to follow Would You Keep Reading? on Twitter and Facebook using the icons at the top right! I probably should have told her who I was, but it didn’t seem to matter.…

Familiar: Episode 2

Make sure to read Episode 1 if you haven’t already. Enjoy! That Tuesday morning was like any other until that song played. My alarm went off at six, and I hit snooze three times, cherishing each nine-minute interval of added sleep. I dragged myself out of the warm bed into my cold bedroom and even…

Familiar: Episode 1

Welcome to Episode 1 of my first attempt at writing a serial! I will be posting new episodes until the story runs itself out. Be sure to comment below, on Twitter, or on Facebook to let me know what you’d like to see happen next in the serial. Thanks for reading! It was familiar. I…

A New Year’s Kiss

This story was originally published in Emerging Writers: An Anthology of Fiction by Z Publishing House in 2018.           “Put me in one of your stories,” she said.           “I don’t know what I’d say. I couldn’t possibly fit everything about you into one story.”    …

The Snow Fort

We went out there every day after school once the first real snowfall had landed and stuck. And every day of Christmas break felt like a cycle of playing out there and warming up inside so we could go back out. I think about those days a lot now even though they happened so long…

The Wish in the Mall

He sat at a table with his mom and ate his kid’s meal as fast as possible. Since they had walked in, the boy had not looked away from the big fountain in the middle of the food court for more than a few seconds. He finished all the chicken nuggets and French fries on…

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