This page highlights published short fiction & poetry that Shawn’s read, enjoyed, and thought others might enjoy as well. All can be read at no cost. (See bottom of page for criteria/disclosures).

11/22/19 – SAFEKEEPING, by: COLE MEYER, published in PITHEAD CHAPEL – https://pitheadchapel.com/safekeeping/
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Posted 11/15/19 – THE MARIONETTE, by: CHELSEA STICKLE, published in COFFIN BELL, A JOURNAL OF DARK LITERATURE – https://coffinbell.com/the-marionette/
Posted 11/08/19 – UNBLINKING EYES, by: DAVID KUBICEK, published in THEME OF ABSENCE – https://www.themeofabsence.com/2019/11/unblinking-eyes-by-david-kubicek/
Posted 11/01/19 – LINOLEUM FLOOR, by: MARK TULIN, published in X-R-A-Y LITERARY MAGAZINE – http://x-r-a-y.com/linoleum-floor-by-mark-tulin/fiction/
Posted 10/25/19 – THE STRANGERS, by: JENNIFER DICKINSON, published in THE FLORIDA REVIEW – https://floridareview.cah.ucf.edu/article/the-strangers/
Posted 10/18/19 – CLIFF PEOPLE, by: SAM REESE, published in ICEBERG TALES – https://www.icebergtales.co.uk/single-post/2019/06/09/Cliff-People
Posted 10/11/19 – IT’S ONLY REFLECTED LIGHT, by: VIRGINIA EGGERTON, published in MOONPARK REVIEW – https://moonparkreview.com/issue-nine-fall-2019/its-only-reflected-light/
Posted 10/04/19 – A LEGACY OF RAIN, by: S.R. SCHULZ, published in PIGEONHOLES FEARLESS LITERATURE – http://pidgeonholes.com/archive/volume-12-rain-flood/a-legacy-of-rain/
Posted 09/27/19 – SPARROW, by: YILIN WANG, published in KASMA MAGAZINE – https://www.kasmamagazine.com/sparrow.html
Posted 09/20/19 – ANNIVERSARY, by: MERRIDAWN DUCKLER, published in UNSTAMATIC: A MICRO LIT MAG – https://www.unstamatic.info/anniversary
Posted 09/13/19 – THIS IS NOT A PENCIL BOX, by: ANGIE SPOTO, published in FICTIVE DREAM – https://fictivedream.com/2019/02/02/this-is-not-a-pencil-box/
Posted 09/06/19 – WE’RE NOT SPEAKING, by: FRANCIS J. TRAUTMAN, published in 100 WORD STORY – http://www.100wordstory.org/photo-story-were-not-speaking/
Posted 08/30/19 – FLAME THROWER, by: DAVE GREGORY, published in THE BLAKE-JONES REVIEW – https://www.blakejonesreview.com/prose/flame-thrower/
Posted 08/23/19 – AMERICAN PLANE TREE, by: BARBARA CROOKER, published in WHALE ROAD REVIEW – http://www.whaleroadreview.com/crooker-4/
Posted 08/16/19 – GIVE IT A FEW DAYS, by: MOLLY ALLMAN, published in BEWILDERING STORIES – http://bewilderingstories.com/issue819/few_days.html
Posted 08/09/19 – ERRAND, by: PATRICIA Q. BIDAR, published in BARREN MAGAZINE – https://barrenmagazine.com/errand/
Posted 08/02/19 – THE DAY IT SNOWED WISHES, by: AARON MURRAY, published in FLASH FICTION MAGAZINE – https://flashfictionmagazine.com/blog/2019/07/26/the-day-it-snowed-wishes/#more-29221
Posted 07/26/19 – THE NIGHT MANAGER, by: ED COOKE, published in UNREAL MAGAZINE – http://unrealmag.com/2019/05/22/the-night-manager/
Posted 07/19/19 – LIGHT PIERCES SURFACE OF WATER, ALSO SHIMMERS, by: DEREK ANNIS, published in BLOOD ORANGE REVIEW – http://bloodorangereview.com/Derek-Annis/light-pierces-surface-of-water-also-shimmers/
Posted 07/12/19 – ROTTING VEGETABLES, by: TSURI, published in VIRTUAL ZINE – https://virtualzinemag.com/f/rotting-vegetables-by-tsury
Posted 07/05/19 – MOONLIGHT, by: STEPHANIE CLARK, published in SPLONK MAGAZINE – http://splonk.ie/index.php/2019/05/01/moonlight-stephanie-clark/
Posted 06/28/19 – PAPER THIN, by: KRISTIN GARTH, published in DUSK & SHIVER MAGAZINE – https://duskandshiver.com/paper-thin/
Posted 06/21/19 – RAISE YOUR STANDARDS, by: KATHARINE KISTLER, published in THE ROADRUNNER REVIEW – https://roadrunner.lasierra.edu/raise-your-standards/
Posted 06/14/19 – AFLAME, by: AUDREY LEWIS, published in RUST AND MOTH – https://rustandmoth.com/work/aflame/
Posted 06/07/19 – THE RED X, by: DAVID MEISCHEN, published in PARENTHESES JOURNAL – http://www.parenthesesjournal.com/issue-06/the-red-x-david-meischen/
Posted 05/31/19 – SOMEWHERE, BEYOND THE SEA, by: MIKE MURPHY, published in MURA LITERARY MAGAZINE – https://www.mura.ink/somewhere-beyond-the-sea
Posted 05/24/19 – SILENT CITY, by: FOSTER TRECOST, published in RANDOM SAMPLE REVIEW – https://randomsamplereview.com/2019/01/31/silent-city/
Posted 05/17/19 – KIND OF POOR, by: MARC ELIAS KELLER, published in EVERY DAY FICTION – Feel free to read – https://everydayfiction.com/kind-of-poor-by-marc-elias-keller/
Posted 05/10/19 – TOGETHER, by: SAMANTHA PRIESTLEY, published in FOLDED WORD – Feel free to read – https://folded.wordpress.com/2019/02/25/inorganic-together/
Posted 05/03/19 – DAVID, by: CHRISTIAN BUTLER-ZANETTI, published in SCRIBBLE – Feel free to read – https://www.scribblelit.com/david
Posted 04/26/19 – THE NAMES OF THINGS, by: HUGH BEHM-STEINBERG published in the NEW FLASH FICTION REVIEW – Feel free to read – http://newflashfiction.com/hugh-behm-steinberg/
Posted 04/19/19 – PAINTED, by: LIZ WRIDE published in the MILK CANDY REVIEW – Feel free to read – https://milkcandyreview.home.blog/2019/04/11/painted-by-liz-wride/
Posted 04/12/19 – PRISON OF THE MIND, by: DEONTE OSAYANDE published in QUIET STORM LITERARY MAGAZINE – Feel free to read – https://www.quietstormlitmag.com/prison-of-the-mind
Posted 04/05/19 – AND WHAT ROUGH BEEF, by: JAMES FRUIT published in HELLO HORROR – Feel free to read – http://hellohorror.com/2605_%20JamesFruit_AndWhatRoughBeef.htm
Posted 03/29/19 – ADAPTATION, by: RUAIRI MACINNES published in THE HORROR ZINE – Feel free to read – https://www.thehorrorzine.com/Fiction/March2019/RuairiMacInnes/RuairiMacInnes.html
Posted 03/22/19 – FROM DARJEELING, WITH LOVE, by: KIIRA RHOSAIR published in FLASHBACK FICTION – Feel free to read – http://flashbackfiction.com/index.php/2019/03/11/from-darjeeling-with-love/
Posted 03/15/19 – NIGHT PASSAGE, by: COURT ELLYN published in FREEZE FRAME FICTION – Feel free to read – https://freezeframefiction.com/read/s2-flash-fiction/night-passage-by-court-ellyn/
Posted 03/08/19 – PIANISSIMO, by: CHELSEA HANNA COHEN published in the FLASH FICTION ONLINE – Feel free to read – http://flashfictiononline.com/main/article/pianissimo/
Posted 03/01/19 – CANCER ALLEY, by: ELISE BLACKWELL published in the ATTICUS REVIEW – Feel free to read – https://atticusreview.org/cancer-alley/
Posted 02/22/19 – MAGIC ACT, by: FRANK A. POSSEMATO published in FIVE ON THE FIFTH, AN ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE – Feel free to read – http://www.fiveonthefifth.com/vol-4-issue-4-story-1
Posted 02/15/19 – CURSER, by: SERENA JAYNE published in 101 FICTION – Feel free to read – http://www.101fiction.com/2018/12/curser.html
Posted 02/08/19 – THE LADY OR THE PECAN TREE, by: REBECCA LINAM published in UNFIT MAGAZINE – Feel free to read – http://unfitmag.com/2018/12/28/the-lady-or-the-pecan-tree/
Posted 02/01/19 – THE PHILOSOPHY OF BALLOONS, by: STEPHANIE HUTTON published in NEWMAG – Feel free to read – https://www.newmagmag.com/blog/the-philosophy-of-balloons-by-stephanie-hutton
Posted 01/25/19 – EATING STRAWBERRIES WITH STRANGERS, by: PIA GHOSH-ROY published in CRAFT MAGAZINE – Feel free to read – https://www.craftliterary.com/2018/11/30/strawberries-strangers-pia-ghosh-roy/
Posted 01/18/19 – THE FOREST OF BONES, by: CHRISTOPHER CHUPIK published in HEROIC FANTASY QUARTERLY – Feel free to read – https://www.heroicfantasyquarterly.com/?p=2553
Posted 01/11/19 – THE TATTOO WHISPERER, by: FAYE BRINSMEAD published in VAMP CAT MAGAZINE – Feel free to read – https://www.vampcatmag.com/read/tattoo-whisperer-faye-brinsmead
Posted 01/04/19 – ESCAPE TO BUNNY ISLAND, by: JONATHAN MUZZALL published in OUTLOOK SPRINGS MAGAZINE – Feel free to read – http://outlooksprings.com/stories/escape-to-bunny-island/
Posted 12/28/18 – CATCHING SNOWFLAKES, by: GREGORY L. NORRIS published in MARTIAN, THE MAGAZINE OF SCIENCE FICTION DRABBLES – Feel free to read – https://themartianmagazine.wordpress.com/2018/11/12/catching-snowflakes-by-gregory-l-norris/
Posted 12/21/18 – BODY PARTS JEWELRY STORE MAN, by: MICHAEL CARTER published in ASH TALES MAGAZINE – Feel free to read – https://ashtales.com/body-parts-jewelry-store-man/
Posted 12/14/18 – SORRY, SORRY, SORRY, AND I LOVE YOU, by: L’ERIN OGLE published in METAPHOROSIS MAGAZINE – Feel free to read – https://magazine.metaphorosis.com/story/2018/sorry-sorry-sorry-and-i-love-you-lerin-ogle/
Posted 12/07/18 – BETWIXT, BY: VERONICA MARWOOD published in LONGSHOT ISLAND – Feel free to read – http://www.longshotisland.com/2018/09/15/betwixt/
Posted 11/30/18 – THREE DAYS OUT, BY: ALFIE PINER published in RUNE BEAR MAGAZINE – Feel free to read – http://www.runebear.com/weekly/three-days-out
Posted 11/23/18 – DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY, BY: DANIEL M. KIMMEL published in THREE CROWS MAGAZINE – Feel free to read – http://threecrowsmagazine.com/diplomatic-immunity-by-daniel-m-kimmel/
Posted 11/16/18 – AN UNEXPECTED FALL OF SNOW, BY: JOHN HOLLAND published in FLASH FLOOD JOURNAL – Feel free to read – http://flashfloodjournal.blogspot.com/2018/06/an-unexpected-fall-of-snow-by-john.html?m=1
Posted 11/09/18 – EASTER EGGS, BY: MICHAEL CHIN, published in THE GINGER COLLECT – Feel free to read – https://thegingercollect.com/archive/issue-three-the-ginger-collect/issue-three-flash-fiction/eastereggs/
Posted 11/02/18 – RANDOM ADVICE FOR A STRANGER ABOUT TO WALK INTO THE DEEP DARK WOODS (ALONE) WEARING RED, BY: H.L. FULLERTON, published in BRACKEN MAGAZINE – Feel free to read – https://www.brackenmagazine.com/issue-v/fullerton-random-advice-for-a-stranger-about-to-walk-into-the-deep-dark-woods
Posted 10/26/18 – ROAD MESSAGES, BY: MAUREEN SHERBONDY, published in WACCAMAW, A JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE – Feel free to read – http://waccamawjournal.com/fiction/road-messages/
Posted 10/19/18 – DRIVING FORCE, BY: TOM JOLLY, published in COMPELLING SCIENCE FICTION – Feel free to read – http://compellingsciencefiction.com/stories/driving-force.html
Posted 10/12/18 – BONE MUSIC, BY: TRISH HOPKINSON, published in CONTRARY JOURNAL OF UNPOPULAR DISCONTENT – feel free to read – https://contrarymagazine.com/2018/bone-music/
Posted 1/0/05/18 – INSEPARABLE, BY: EVONNE M. BIGGENS, published in PERIHELION – Feel free to read – http://www.perihelionsf.com/1801/Fiction_2.shtml
Posted 09/28/18 – THE WISHING STONE, BY: SIPORA COFFELT, published in THE ARCANIST – Feel free to read – https://thearcanist.io/the-wishing-stone-a4b46b762798
Posted 09/21/18 – A FLOWER LIKE BLUE FLAME, BY: SCOTT HUGHES, published in THE GREEN LIGHT – Feel free to read – https://thegreenlightliteraryjournal.wordpress.com/fiction-scotthughes/
Posted 09/14/18 – DANGEROUS DINNER COMPANIONS, BY: ANNA SALONEN, published in SPECKLIT (an entire story in only 100 words) – Feel free to read – http://specklit.com/blog/2016/07/23/dangerous-dinner-companions/
Posted 09/07/18 – FARM TO TABLE, BY: PAMELA LOVE, published in THE HICKORY STUMP – Feel free to read – http://hickorystump.org/article/farm-to-table/
Posted 08/31/18 – THE WEIGHT OF EVERY PENNY, BY: ADAM WILLIAM INGLIS, published in ACROSS THE MARGIN. Addresses the dark side of wealth – Feel free to read – http://acrossthemargin.com/the-weight-of-every-penny/
Posted 08/24/18 – DECOMMISSIONING, BY: RAMON ROZAS, published in THEME OF ABSENCE. Plays well on “Robot Uprising” type fears – Feel free to read – http://www.themeofabsence.com/2018/08/decommissioning-by-ramon-rozas/
Posted 08/17/18 – THE WAYS OF THE DEAD, BY: BRIAN JOHNSON, published in TWJ Magazine. Reminiscent of Poe – Read it here – http://www.twjmag.com/fiction-nonfic-poetry/the-ways-of-the-dead
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