Tag: Short Story

A Good Home


By Rachel Muenz I don’t like cleaning because it’s not something where you use your head and when I don’t use my head, it wanders into things I’d rather forget. But I don’t like living in filth either. I’ve had enough dirt in my…

The Fool


I was embarrassed to tell my boyfriend’s parents I was out of work again. It had been a year and I was on welfare, but at least I had love in my life. Richie, my boyfriend, just got a job as a public relations…

Abandon


By Rachel Muenz Uneven rows of umbrellas bobbed towards her. Their metal frames frightened her to the edge of the sidewalk and then back into the alley against the cold dumpster. The thin spokes reminded her too much of wing bones. Her fingers dug…

The Discoveries of Columbus


By Rachel Muenz Lorian sat in the sand, his lap cold without the dog. He glared at the black and silver points of the waves. His father had no right to get rid of it. But Lorian figured he should have seen it coming…

Bicycle Time


By Rachel Muenz The road unrolls before him, cracked and purple-grey. The pavement is worn but good, better than that behind him, cratered and half-repaired with uneven disks of tar. On either side, trees slide past the corners of his eyes, their branches reaching…

Michael


Driven like a car in the highest gear, Michael zoomed through life to obtain his goals. He was a perfect student, a perfect friend; perfect for sports and his deep brown eyes made him an honest person.

Poison


By Rachel Muenz Dolphin was going to kill the dog because it had desecrated the tree. The tree was the most beautiful monument he had ever seen. He liked it because it reminded him of a snake and he loved snakes and though it…

Murder?


By Rachel Muenz Stan hates Maude and her purple raincoat and the way she trips instead of walks. She even wears that ugly thing in the middle of summer when the air chokes you and sits heavy on your head.

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