Archivi categoria: Short-story

Story #20 by Matthew Sharpe

  Katie’s father drove her to her cross country meet on Saturday morning. He was in a bad mood. He took pills, she didn’t know how many or for what. He hid them from her and she never saw him … Continua a leggere

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Story #19 by Matthew Sharpe

Lonnie saw her in the morning when he walked out of his apartment building and hated the way she was holding her phone as she got into the cab. She didn’t even hail the cab, she just opened its door … Continua a leggere

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Story # 18 by Matthew Sharpe

Against his oncologist’s advice, Randall started walking one day and kept on going. He slept at night, exhausted, under thick hedges or in sheds. Once a day he went into a fast food joint and choked down a burger and … Continua a leggere

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Story #17 by Matthew Sharpe

Jim was fishing with his ten-year-old son, Hal. They did other things together too but those either left little space for conversation (tennis, skiing, videogames) or generated their own (chess, math homework). With fishing, once you baited your hook and … Continua a leggere

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Story #16 by Matthew Sharpe

Sarah was stunned when she sat down across from Todd on the patio of the Mexican restaurant. He had seemed so kind, articulate, introspective, and handsome on his internet dating profile. She tried not to judge, but she wanted to … Continua a leggere

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Story 14 # by Matthew Sharpe

I don’t have anywhere to go. My mom and dad are fighting and my older brother who used to have an apartment across town and would let me sleep there is in Afghanistan and the two real friends I have … Continua a leggere

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Story #13 by Matthew Sharpe

Love was a challenge for Leon. He had a steel rod going straight up the middle of his body and whenever someone hugged him too vigorously his internal organs pressed against the steel and caused him enough pain that he … Continua a leggere

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