*Free fiction & poetry by various authors. (scroll to bottom for additional info/disclosures)*
09/25/20 – BEACHED, by: E.F.S. BYRNE, published in FREE FLASH FICTION MAGAZINE – https://freeflashfiction.com/fiction/beached/
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09/18/20 – THE WOMEN WHO COME OUT BEFORE THE RAIN, by: VIRGINIA MARSHALL, published in MATCHBOOK LITERARY MAGAZINE – https://www.matchbooklitmag.com/marshall
09/11/20 – NANOISM 881, by: DANIEL GALEF, published in NANOISM – https://nanoism.net/stories/881/
09/04/20 – WHAT THEY CAUGHT AT LOON LAKE, by: MICHAEL CARTER, published in APHOTIC REALM MAGAZINE – https://aphoticrealm.com/what-they-caught-at-loon-lake-by-michael-carter/
08/28/20 – LITTLE SHADOW, by: HANNAH HULBERT, published in ELLIPSIS ZINE – https://www.ellipsiszine.com/little-shadow-by-hannah-hulbert/
08/21/20 – TOOTH AND CLAW, by: HANNAH WHITEOAK, published in the BANSHEE PRESS – https://www.bansheelit.com/read/tooth-and-claw-by-hannah-whiteoak
08/14/20 – WAITING OUT THE STORM, by: TERRY TIERNEY, published in the POPPY ROAD REVIEW – https://poppyroadreview.blogspot.com/2020/08/waiting-out-storm-by-terry-tierney.html?m=1
08/07/20 – OWNING THE CITY, by: PHILIP BERRY, published in 100 WORDS OF SOLITUDE – https://100wordsofsolitude.wordpress.com/2020/07/19/philip-berry/
07/31/20 – ORDINARY DAYS, by: DENISE CLOUTIER, published in THE SUNLIGHT PRESS – https://www.thesunlightpress.com/2020/07/15/ordinary-days/
07/24/20 – ANXIETY, by: MIRANDA TATE, published in SHORT STORY AVENUE – https://shortstoryavenue.com/2020/07/07/anxiety/
07/17/20 – CRACKED LIVES, by: YASH SEYEDBAGHERI, published in 50-WORD STORIES – http://fiftywordstories.com/2020/07/02/yash-seyedbagheri-cracked-lives/
07/10/20 – WATCH YOUR WEIGHT, by: JOE GIORDANO, published in IDLE INK – https://idleink.org/2020/07/04/watch-your-weight-byjoe-giordano/#more-1422
07/03/20 – THE FATHER SUIT, by: NATHAN WILLIS, published in COTTON XENOMORPH – https://www.cottonxenomorph.com/journal/2020/2/9/2m4utb6vusgc8x232v3sg6iv5kz4ks-xgm83-m4dyd
06/26/20 – CALL OUT, by: STEVE TOASE, published in NIGHTMARE MAGAZINE – http://www.nightmare-magazine.com/fiction/call-out/
06/19/20 – HANSEL, by: BRIAN EVENSON, published in MUMBER MAG – https://www.mumbermag.me/2020/04/03/hansel/
06/12/20 – PETS, by: NICK STORY, published in THE MOLOTOV COCKTAIL – https://themolotovcocktail.com/vol-11/flashpocalypse/pets/
06/05/20 – BIG GIRLS LIKE US, by: KELLY FLYNN, published in THE LASCAUX REVIEW – https://lascauxreview.com/big-girls-like-us/
05/29/20 – HOW TO BE HUMAN ON A FRIDAY NIGHT, by:  SHAWNACY KIKER PEREZ, published in TOHO JOURNAL – https://www.tohopub.com/how-to-be-a-human
05/22/20 – THE LISTENING TREE, by:  MICAH DEAN HICKS, published in THE FAIRY TALE REVIEW – https://fairytalereview.com/2019/06/05/the-listening-tree/
05/15/20 – THE WHALERS SONG, by: RAY CLULEY, published in THE DARK MAGAZINE – https://thedarkmagazine.com/the-whalers-song/
05/08/20 – SOMETIMES THERE IS/WILL BE, by: TORCHÉ JOHNSON, published in PIF MAGAZINE – https://www.pifmagazine.com/2020/04/sometimes-there-is-will-be/
05/01/20 – A LONGER TRIP BACK HOME, by: HIROMI SUZUKI, published in 3:AM MAGAZINE – https://www.3ammagazine.com/3am/a-longer-trip-back-home/
04/24/20 – SELF-PORTRAIT AS THE OVERLOOK HOTEL, by: ABIGAIL DIAZ, published in PASSENGERS JOURNAL – https://passengersjournal.com/self-portrait-as-the-overlook-hotel/
04/17/20 – SHORT SUPPLY, by: R. MICHAEL, published in 365 TOMORROWS – https://365tomorrows.com/2020/04/10/short-supply/
04/10/20 – THE WINNER, by: LISA FOX, published in FUDOKI MAGAZINE – https://fudokimagazine.com/the-winner/
04/03/20 – HALFCAT, by: LOREN W. COOPER, published in SILVER BLADE MAGAZINE – https://www.silverblade.net/2020/01/halfcat/
03/27/20 – THE WORDS ON THE BUS GO ROUND AND ROUND, ROUND AND ROUND, ROUND AND ROUND…, by: ELIZABETH DAVIS, published in THE NOVEL NOCTULE LITERARY REVIEW – https://www.novelnoctule.com/post/the-words-on-the-bus-go-round-and-round-round-and-round-round-and-round-by-elizabeth-davis
03/20/20 – EXILE, by: RACHAEL SMART, published in THE FLASH FICTION SECTION OF THE TSS PUBLISHING SITE – https://theshortstory.co.uk/microfiction-exile-by-rachael-smart/
03/13/20 – DEAD END, by: SAM DERBY, published in HORLA, THE HOME OF INTELLIGENT HORROR – http://www.horla.org/dead-end-by-sam-derby/
03/06/20 – THE FIRST WEEK OF FIRST GRADE, by: NATALIE DEVAULL-ROBICHAUD, published in DYING DAHLIA REVIEW – https://dyingdahliareview.com/2018/06/12/first-week-of-first-grade-natalie-devaull-robichaud/
02/28/20 – WHEN YOU SANG BACK TO US, by: CHLOIE PIVERAL, published in SYNTAX & SALT MAGAZINE – https://syntaxandsalt.com/2019/10/01/when-you-sang-back-to-us-by-chloie-piveral/
02/21/20 – DREAM QUEEN, by: HOLLY WOODWARD, published in the VESTAL REVIEW – http://www.vestalreview.org/dream-queen/
02/14/20 – THE RIVER BEFORE DAWN, by: EVAN JAMES SHELDON, published in GHOST PARACHUTE, A LITERARY MAGAZINE – http://ghostparachute.com/issue/february-2020-issue/the-river-before-dawn/
02/07/20 – ICE COLD COKE, by: JACKIE COSTILLA, published in ANTI-HEROIN CHIC – http://heroinchic.weebly.com/blog/ice-cold-coke-by-jackie-costilla
01/31/20 – LIKE FALLING ASLEEP, by: SPENCER LITMAN, published in THE FORGE LITERARY MAGAZINE – https://forgelitmag.com/2020/01/13/like-falling-asleep/
01/24/20 – WHO’S THE BOSS? ME, I’M THE BOSS, by: ERIC ANDREW NEWMAN, published in TINY MOLECULES, A LITERARY JOURNAL – https://tinymolecules.wordpress.com/eric-andrew-newman/
01/17/20 – AWAKENING, by: A.T. PENCE, published in PAPER TRAINS LITERARY JOURNAL – https://www.papertrainslitmag.com/at-pence.html
01/10/20 – DEBBIE’S PARENTS, by: MICHELLE ROSS, published in CEASE COWS MAGAZINE – http://ceasecows.com/2019/11/28/debbies-parents-by-michelle-ross/
01/03/20 – IF YOU GIVE A BEAR A CROISSANT, by: BENJAMIN KINNEY, published in CHEAP POP LITERARY JOURNAL – http://www.cheappoplit.com/home/2019/7/28/if-you-give-a-bear-a-croissant-benjamin-kinney
12/27/19 – THE FROZEN BIRD, by: NANCY HOLZNER, published in ENCHANTED CONVERSATION: A FAIRY TALE MAGAZINE – https://enchantedconversationmag.blogspot.com/2019/12/the-frozen-bird-by-nancy-holzner.html
12/20/19 – THE PUNCTURE, by: LAUREN COLLETT, published in REFLEX FICTION – https://www.reflexfiction.com/the-puncture-flash-fiction-by-lauren-collett/
12/13/19 – OBSERVER EFFECT, by: ANDREW MARLOWE BERGMAN, published in BAD PONY MAGAZINE – https://www.badponymag.com/prose6/2019/11/10/andrew-marlowe-bergman
12/06/19 – THE OTHER NORMA JEAN, by: TEAGUE VON BOHLEN, published in SPLIT LIP MAGAZINE – https://splitlipthemag.com/features/1119/teague-von-bohlen
11/29/19 – PAULA, by: H. PUEYO, published in APPARITION LIT – https://www.apparitionlit.com/stories/paula/
11/22/19 – SAFEKEEPING, by: COLE MEYER, published in PITHEAD CHAPEL – https://pitheadchapel.com/safekeeping/
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/


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 genre 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, posts/links may be deleted in order to maintain a clean look.
-No compensation given or received in exchange for being posted on this page.