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6 min read stories

Discover a collection of stories which are around 6 minutes read time.

4 min read

So Much To Burn

My neighbor is burning his mail again.

5 min read

The Hygienist

“Do you grind your teeth,” the Hygienist asked, but Callie didn’t answer because the Hygienist was fiddling in her mouth, and because Callie knew the...

4 min read

Gene Therapy for Nice Women in Love with Lunatics

The gene therapy comes later. Gene therapy is never a first resort!First comes ice cream. The nice women meet once a week at a parlor, while their husbands...

4 min read

Addition

Mysterious people seem to be living in my house

8 min read

Adams

* Story contains bad language

I never could stomach Adams and then one day he’s standing in my kitchen, in his underwear. Facing in the direction of my kids’ room! So I wonk him in the...

7 min read

There was this boy I met at a party, years back

* Story contains bad language

and I really don’t know if I should be telling you this, because you might even meet him around here somewhere or – even worse – try to find him and use him....

8 min read

Camelot

* Story contains bad language

A typical child feels dangerously.

7 min read

The Old Women Who Were Skinned

There once were two sisters, close in age, who had been birthed and loved and became stooped and wise and were now old women together. They lived in a house...

6 min read

A Brief and Fearful Star

Mama did not talk about her journey west very much; the circumstances had to be right. When she did—in the electric moments before rainfall, if a rabbit...

4 min read

Haunt

Two months into my time as Fred and Elsie’s ghost, they wake up in the middle of the night to find me at the kitchen table, staring at the Ouija board...

6 min read

Horror Story

The strangeness fed our discontent.

7 min read

The Winepress

Set in Madagascar and France, it tells about wine and love - and hate. And about a winepress, the machine used to press the grapes from which wine is made.