This page highlights published short fiction & poetry that Shawn’s read, enjoyed, and thought others might enjoy as well. (See bottom of page for criteria/disclosures).

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

– Must be published in a legitimate publication and viewable at no cost.
– Be in a genre that interests Shawn. Generally this includes any combo of suspense, fantasy, horror, science fiction, Christian, supernatural, and the like.
– Abstain from things that do not interest Shawn. Examples of this include, but are not limited to – excessive/graphic sex, violence/gore for the sake of violence/gore, excessive adult language/content.

– No promise is made as to the length of time a post/link will remain on this page. Periodically, posts/links may be deleted in order to maintain a clean look.
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