*Shawn’s Weekly Pick: Free Fiction & Poetry by Various Authors. (scroll to bottom for additional info)*
09/30/22 – GRIEVING VAN GOGH by: ERIN MCKENZIE, published in FULL MOOD MAGAZINE – https://www.fullmoodmag.com/grieving-van-gogh
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09/23/22 – THE WRONG BONES by: HILARY ELDER, published in NORTHERN GRAVY – https://northerngravy.com/the-wrong-bones-by-hilary-elder/
09/16/22 – BODY DOUBLES by: DANA DIEHL, published in NOT DEER MAGAZINE – https://www.notdeermagazine.com/post/body-doubles-dana-diehl
09/08/22 – THE ROSES SMELLED OF COPPER by: TAYLOR RAE, published in CROW & CROSS KEYS – https://crowcrosskeys.com/2022/08/10/the-roses-smelled-of-copper-taylor-rae/
09/02/22 – SILK by: LYDDIA SOLOMON, published in HONEYGUIDE MAGAZINE – https://www.honeyguidemag.com/silk//
08/26/22 – MOMMA SAID by: ATLAS BOOTH, published in MENTAL RHYTHM MAGAZINE – https://mentalrhythmmagazine.wordpress.com/issue-one-atlas/
08/19/22 – FISH FOR TWO by: ALYSIA C. ANDERSON, published in PURE IN HEART STORIES – https://pureinheartstories.com/issue-3/fish-for-two/
08/12/22 – WE’RE ALL IN THIS SANDBOX TOGETHER by: DAVE GREGORY, published in ORANGE BLOSSOM REVIEW – https://orangeblossomreview.org/journal/were-all-in-this-sandbox-together/
08/05/22 – MY, WHAT BIG TEETH YOU HAVE by: CHELSEA STICKLE, published in CLOVES LITERARY – https://www.clovesliterary.com/stories/my-what-big-teeth-you-have
07/29/22 – LOST by: SUSAN MOREHOUSE, published in THE PHARE LITERARY MAGAZINE – https://www.thephare.com/lost
07/22/22 – WE MAKE OURSELVES BETTER THAN OUR PARENTS by: MELISSA OWENS, published in ZERO READERS – https://www.zeroreaders.com/2022/04/we-make-ourselves-better-than-our-parents-melissa-owens/
07/15/22 – THE FLIGHT ATTENDANTS by: ANNA MANTZARIS, published in SPRY LITERARY JOURNAL – https://www.sprylit.com/archives/the-flight-attendants/
07/08/22 – DREAMING OF TIME by: LORRIE NESS, published in EUNOIA REVIEW – https://eunoiareview.wordpress.com/2022/07/03/dreaming-of-time/
07/01/22 – THE PRICE OF CROSSING by: SIMON KEWIN, published in WYNGRAF MAGAZINE – https://wyngraf.com/2022/06/17/cozy-flash-the-price-of-crossing/
06/24/22 – JESUS IS THE WAY HOME by: SANDY BRANNAN, published in CALLA PRESS – https://callapress.com/jesus-is-the-way-home-by-sandy-brannan/
06/17/22 – PICTURES FROM A HOTEL ROOM ON FIRE by: JON LASSER, published in WYLDBLOOD PRESS – https://wyldblood.com/pictures-from-a-hotel-room-on-fire/
06/10/22 – VEILS ON THE SUN by: KELLE GROOM, published in MONKEYBICYCLE – http://monkeybicycle.net/veils-on-the-sun/
06/03/22 – THE RECORD by: C.O. DAVIDSON, published in the BLACK POPPY REVIEW – https://blackpoppyreview.blogspot.com/2022/04/the-record-by-co-davidson.html?m=1
05/27/22 – WRONG TURN by: DAVID LOWIS, published in FRIDAY FLASH FICTION – https://www.fridayflashfiction.com/100-word-stories/wrong-turn-by-david-lowis
05/20/22 – BRIGHT STARS by: STEPHEN S. POWERS, published in RADON JOURNAL – https://www.radonjournal.com/brightstars
05/13/22 – THE WORD FOR LOVE ISN’T LAKE by: HANNE LARSSON, published in TWIN PIES LITERARY – https://www.twinpiesliterary.com/volume-seven/thewordforloveisntlake
05/06/22 – TAKE A FEMUR, LEAVE A FEMUR by: LEIGH CHADWICK, published in IDENTITY THEORY – https://www.identitytheory.com/take-a-femur-leave-a-femur/
04/29/22 – THE ORANGE TREE by: MOLLY OSBORNE, published in THE CHAMBER MAGAZINE – https://thechambermagazine.com/2022/03/04/the-orange-tree-fiction-by-molly-osborne/
04/22/22 – BIG PROMISES by: JAMES FOWLER, published in JOKES REVIEW – https://www.jokesliteraryreview.com/big-promises-james-fowler
04/15/22 – SUCK IT UP by: CLAIRE MCNERNEY, published in PROTON READER – https://protonreader.com/one_mcnerney/
04/08/22 – METEOR MAN by: MIKE ADAMSON, published in ABYSS & APEX MAGAZINE – https://www.abyssapexzine.com/2022/03/meteor_man/
04/01/22 – THE BOY WHO INVENTED ME by: ANN RUSSELL, published in PERMAFROST MAGAZINE – https://permafrostmag.uaf.edu/43-2-the-boy-who-invented-me-ann-russell/
03/25/22 – TINY DANCER by: SUANN AMERO, published in DARK RECESSES PRESS – https://darkrecessespress.com/2022/03/20/tiny-dancer/
03/18/22 – BUILD A WALL by: JENNIFER MARIE DONAHUE, published in DOUBLEBACK REVIEW – https://doublebackreview.com/issue-3-2-october-2021/j-donahue-build-a-wall/
03/11/22 – SWANSONG by: DAVID LOWIS, published in FICTION ON THE WEB – https://www.fictionontheweb.co.uk/2022/03/swansong-by-david-lowis.html
03/04/22 – LISTINGS by: BETH POLITSCH, published in FATAL FLAW LITERARY MAGAZINE – https://www.fatalflawlit.com/unreliable-flash/listings
02/25/22 – THE RABBIT IN MY DREAM by: KATIE KEMPLE, published in LIGEIA MAGAZINE – https://www.ligeiamagazine.com/winter-2021/the-rabbit-in-my-dream-katie-kemple/
02/18/22 – GRANDMA WHAT BIG TEETH by: VALERIE SAN FILIPPO, published in PANK MAGAZINE – https://pankmagazine.com/piece/grandma-big-teeth/
02/11/22 – REQUIEM IN A HOTEL FLOWERBED by: AVERY NGUYEN, published in INDIGO LITERARY JOURNAL – https://www.indigoliteraryjournal.com/averynguyen
02/04/22 – GLIMMERS by: BLAIR KEETCH, published in SHOTGUN HONEY – https://www.shotgunhoney.com/fiction/glimmers-by-blair-keetch/
01/28/22 – THE MARSUPIAL REBELLION by: KEN WETHERINGTON, published in THE BOOKENDS REVIEW – http://thebookendsreview.com/2022/01/18/the-marsupial-rebellion/
01/21/22 – NIGHT by: YASMINA DIN MADDEN, published in NEW WORLD WRITING – https://newworldwriting.net/yasmina-din-madden-night/
01/14/22 – RE: YOUR SHORT-STORY COLLECTION by: CAMILLE VERZAL, published in SMOKELONG QUARTERLY – https://www.smokelong.com/stories/re-your-short-story-collection/
01/07/22 – IN THE SUMMER by: ADRIENNE MARIE BARRIOS, published in INTERSTELLAR LITERARY REVIEW – https://www.interstellarlit.com/issue-03/in-the-summer
12/31/21 – WATCHING A VIDEO OF A SHIP GETTING CRUSHED BY THE WAVES by: MOLLY ANDREA-RYAN, published in [SUB]LIMINAL – https://readsubliminal.wixsite.com/readsubliminal/m-m-ryan
12/24/21 – PALMS TREE by: J.R. ALLEN, published in AMPLE REMAINS – https://www.ampleremains.com/05allen.html
12/17/21 – HELICOPTER by: ANDREA LYNN KOOHI, published in TRAMPSET – https://trampset.org/helicopter-7ba939aed3e2
12/10/21 – A TRICK OF THE NIGHT by: ELEANOR PEARSON, published in DREAM OF SHADOWS – https://www.dreamofshadows.co.uk/post/a-trick-of-the-night
12/03/21 – APEX by: HANNAH HULBERT, published in SPECULATIVE CITY – https://speculativecity.com/fiction/apex/
11/26/21 – LOOK UP by: DEE LORRAINE, published in the AGAPE REVIEW – https://agapereview.com/2021/11/06/lookup/
11/19/21 – BEEF ON WECK by: EMMY RITCHEY, published in DEAD SKUNK MAGAZINE – https://www.deadskunkmag.com/beefonweckemmyritchey
11/12/21 – MADISON by: WILLIAM FALO, published in TYPESLASH REVIEW – https://typeslashreview.wordpress.com/2021/11/03/madison-william-falo/
11/05/21 – MOTHER AND HER REMAINS by: ROBIN BISSETT, published in ABANDON JOURNAL – https://abandonjournal.com/robin-bissett/mother-and-her-remains/
10/29/21 – IN CONSTANT DANGER OF BEING FLUNG INTO SPACE by: MARINA BARAKATT, published in BRIGHT FLASH LITERARY REVIEW – https://brightflash1000.com/2021/10/07/in-constant-danger-of-being-flung-into-space-2/
10/22/21 – THE UNCHECKED BOX by: DOUGLAS DICICCO, published in FLASH POINT SCIENCE FICTION – https://flashpointsf.com/2021/10/08/the-unchecked-box/
10/15/21 – CHERNOBYL LITANY by: GEMMA FILES, published in THE DEADLANDS – https://thedeadlands.com/issue-03/chernobyl-litany/
10/08/21 – BURNING THE WOOD by: CHRIS BULLARD, published in THE TINY JOURNAL – https://thetinyjournal.org/chris-bullard
10/01/21 – PRIVATELY STRANGE PEOPLE by: MEGHAN DAIRAGHI, published in ALIEN MAGAZINE – https://www.alienliterarymagazine.com/meghan-dairaghi
09/24/21 – IT HAD HIS FACE by: CHRISSIE ROHRMAN, published in DARK FIRE FICTION – http://darkfire.epizy.com/fiction_Rohrman0921.html
09/17/21 – CELEBRITIES by: STEPHEN HAINES, published in THIN AIR MAGAZINE – https://thinairmagazine.org/2021/09/03/celebrities-by-stephen-haines/
09/10/21 – THE BEST WATER IN THE WORLD, by: H.E. FISHER, published in LONGLEAF REVIEW – https://longleafreview.com/h-e-fisher/
09/03/21 – HOUSE OF WOLVES, by: GILLIAN DANIELS, published in KALEIDOTROPE – https://kaleidotrope.net/summer-2021/house-of-wolves-by-gillian-daniels/
08/27/21 – THINKING OF YOU, by: D.H. VALDEZ, published in BURNT BREAKFAST MAGAZINE – https://www.burntbreakfastmag.com/post/thinking-of-you-by-d-h-valdez
08/20/21 – STEALING FROM GIANTS, by: ALEXANDER HEWITT, published in THE BIRDSEED – https://the-birdseed.com/magazine/volume1issue1/stealing-from-giants/
08/13/21 – ANTHONY WORKS IN THE GROCERY STORE, by: SCOTT RYAN, published in HOT VALLEY WRITERS – https://www.hotvalleywriters.com/ryansummer2021
08/06/21 – HOUSE CALL, by: SAMIKA SWIFT, published in NECESSARY FICTION – http://necessaryfiction.com/stories/SamikaS
07/30/21 – FREE FALL, by: PAM KNAPP, published in NYMPHS – https://nymphspublications.com/new-blog/free-fall-by-pam-knapp
07/23/21 – THROUGH THE SCREEN DOOR OF MY SPACESHIP, by: SAMIR KNEGO, published in CLAW AND BLOSSOM – https://clawandblossom.com/issues/issue9/through-the-screen-knego/
07/16/21 – A SCREAM IN THE DARK, by: TIFFANY MICHELLE BROWN, published in DREAD STONE PRESS – https://dreadstonepress.com/2021/06/04/a-scream-in-the-dark/
07/09/21 – DANCING WITH THE GOBLINS, by: TERRI MULLHOLLAND, published in TETHER’S END MAGAZINE – https://www.tethersendmagazine.com/fiction-terri-mullholland
07/02/21 – RAINING AT SEVEN, by: BARRY JONES, published in THE DILLYDOUN REVIEW – https://thedillydounreview.com/issue-5/barry-jones/
06/25/21 – THE BRICK, by: ALEXANDRA M. MATTHEWS, published in FLASH FROG – https://flash-frog.com/2021/05/24/the-brick-by-alexandra-m-matthews/
06/18/21 – THICKER THAN WATER, by: CATHERINE WILSON, published in NEW GOTHIC REVIEW – https://newgothicreview.com/2021/04/17/thicker-than-water/
06/11/21 – CONSUMED, by: SARAH GREEN GAMBER, published in JANUS LITERARY – https://www.janusliterary.com/2021/05/31/sarah-gamber-consumed/
06/04/21 – WAR DESTROYS A MAN FROM THE INSIDE OUT, by: EDIE MEADE, published in FRACTURED LIT – https://fracturedlit.com/meade/
05/28/21 – WE FLY, by: GERRI LEEN, published in UTOPIA SCIENCE FICTION – https://www.utopiasciencefiction.com/we-fly
05/21/21 – RADIO WAVES, by: DAVID WOODRUFF, published in FABULA ARGENTEA – https://fabulaargentea.com/index.php/article/radio-waves-by-david-woodruff/
05/14/21 – THE WIND THAT CARRIES US, by: ELODIE BARNES, published in LUNATE – https://lunate.co.uk/flash/the-wind-that-carries-us-by-elodie-barnes
05/07/21 – DISPATCH BOX, by: PAM KNAPP, published in THE WONDROUS REAL MAGAZINE – https://www.wondrousrealmag.com/post/dispatch-box
04/30/21 – TRIBUTARY, by: MELISSA LLANES BROWNLEE, published in (MAC)RO(MIC) – https://macromic.org/2021/04/21/tributary-by-melissa-llanes-brownlee/
04/23/21 – SOME BONES, by: BRIAN LEUNG, published in GOOD RIVER REVIEW – https://www.goodriverreview.com/post/some-bones
04/16/21 – DOUBLE PARKED, by: SAMUEL BEST, published in WILD HUNT MAGAZINE – https://wildhuntmag.com/fiction/double-parked-samuel-best
04/09/21 – COMPANION ANIMALS, by: ERYN NATALIA, published in 101 WORDS – https://101words.org/companion-animals/
04/02/21 – SOMEONE SHOULD TELL HIM, by: GORDON SUN, published in PLEASE SEE ME LITERARY MAGAZINE – https://pleaseseeme.com/issue-6/fiction/someone-should-tell-him-gordon-sun/
03/26/21 – FIREWORKS ON THE MOON, by: KRISTINA SACCONE, published in UNEARTHED ONLINE LITERARY JOURNAL – https://unearthedesf.com/kristina-saccone/
03/19/21 – RACHEL, by: JULIE L. MOORE, published in the AMETHYST REVIEW – https://amethystmagazine.org/2021/03/12/rachel-a-poem-by-julie-l-moore/
03/12/21 – UNDER NEON LIGHT, by: DANIEL HARRISON, published in MONTRÉAL WRITES LITERARY MAGAZINE – https://montrealwrites.com/2020/12/31/under-neon-light-by-daniel-harrison/
03/05/21 – THIS GOES ON AND ON, by: DAN CRAWLEY, published in BENDING GENRES – https://bendinggenres.com/this-goes-on-and-on/
02/26/21 – SPRING CLEAN, by: RAYMOND SLOAN, published in THE DRABBLE – https://thedrabble.wordpress.com/2021/02/18/spring-clean/
02/19/21 – 600o, by: JOSHUA LAMPSTON, published in LITERARY HEIST – https://www.literaryheist.com/short-stories/600/
02/12/21 – ONE BULLET, by: CARY GROSSMAN, published in the BLACK HORSE REVIEW – http://www.blackhorsereview.com/short-fiction/one-bullet
02/05/21 – CLAUSTROPHOBIA, by: ANTONIA RACHEL WARD, published in GHOST ORCHID PRESS – https://ghostorchidpress.com/claustrophobia/
01/29/21 – MEL IN HER ELEMENT, by: PHOEBE BRUECKNER, published in FICTION ATTIC – http://fictionattic.com/mel-in-her-element/
01/22/21 – GIGI LA PACE, by: EDVIGE GIUNTA, published in THE CITRON REVIEW – https://citronreview.com/2020/12/22/gigi-la-pace/
01/15/21 – SHOPPING, by: ELLEN BIRKETT MORRIS, published in THE CENTIFICTIONIST – https://thecentifictionist.home.blog/2020/11/03/shopping/
01/08/21 – THE FIRST SNOWMAN OF THE SEASON, by: MM MACLEOD, published in BRIEFLY WRITE – https://brieflywrite.com/2020/12/19/the-first-snowman-of-the-season-mm-macleod/
01/01/21 – FOOTSTEPS, by: MIKE SHERER, published in LIQUID IMAGINATION – https://liquidimagination.silverpen.org/article/footsteps-by/


This page began in August of 2018 and highlights short fiction & poetry that Shawn has read, enjoyed and thought others may enjoy as well. Entries are posted generally every Friday. All can be read at no cost.

– Must be published in a legitimate publication and viewable at no cost.
– Be in a story/poem that interests Shawn. (Shawn is fairly open regarding what he likes to read as long as it abstains from things that he does not like to read. Things that do not interest Shawn include, but are not limited to: excessive/graphic sex, violence/gore for the sake of violence/gore, excessive adult language/content, etc. – this is not an exclusive list.)

– No promise is made as to the length of time a post/link will remain on this page. Periodically, older posts/links will be deleted in order to maintain a clean look.
-No compensation given or received in exchange for being posted on this page.