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. Fiction

Fiction is at the core of creative writing. To help you find the type of works you're interested in, we've broken our fiction up into the following categories:


The IKEA Paradox, Rob Rosen: Sure, it looks great in the show-room, and you know its perfect for your apartment, but have you fully thought out the consequences of buying "easy-to-assemble" furniture?

Ironing, Stiubhard Og: The male half of the species has never been known for its domestic prowess, but what to do when several Austrian alpinists are lost in an avalanche while trying to scale your mountain of laundry?

The Krispy Kreme Dream Team, Rob Rosen: A group of discerning pastry fans fight crime in the name of their personal obsession.

The List, John Sheirer: A speaker remembers to dress right for an occasion, but forgets something almost as important as his pants.

The Spatula Story, J. Dennis McKay: When decadence, scandal, and a vixen threaten to disrupt the life of an otherwise perfectly unimaginative bureaucrat, the 'hero' of this story falls back on the reassuring presence of his trusty spatula to save the day.

Stunt Dog Demonstration, Mike Johnson: Man's best friend proves just how faithful a companion he can be.

Zen Cola, Rob Rosen: It's the real thing! A woman's blissful obsession with the good feeling drink.

Science Fiction/Fantasy

Donkey Balls, Kartika: When in Rome, do as the Romans. But when your in a land whose entire economy and sustenance is based on the steadfast donkey, do you eat the balls?

Danor Sendahl, Derek Hawkins: A work of science fiction adventure, follows the career of a cyborg bounty hunter.

Farming, Stiubhard Og: Regulations can be the death of tradition, even on this odd farm.

Karma Will Come, Digital Scribbler: A fun piece of sci-fi action that reads like a comic book.

I Am an Unoriginal, Digital Scribbler: Who do you see when you look in the mirror? And what will that reflection do for love?

A Miracle on Walnut Street, Mike Johnson: A satirical look at a man who, lost in alcohol, mistakes himself both for Jesse James, and someone who has been visited by a miracle from Jesus.

Weave of Dreams, Kat Jones: Are we really in control of our lives, or at the whim of someone else's roll-of-the-dice?

Wife Specs, Kartika: Who's truly the product when you order a custom made wife to spec?

World's Apart, by Derek Hawkins: Just Because we don't know a world is there, doesn't meant we can't affect it.


The Imp of Grave Misfortune, Mike Johnson: Mike serves up a lesson in what's out there to truly be feared.

Labour of Love, Stiubhard Og: A chilling tale of what a labour of love can bring to life.

Noonday Demons, Stiubhard Og: A stream of conscious piece. When I first read it, I thought it was three pieces. A second reading taught me otherwise. Well worth the second reading.

Railway Cottages, Stiubhard Og: Not to be read late at night with nothing for company but the ticking of the clock, this tale makes us think twice about taking up residence in a piece of history.

General Fiction

Character Sketch, John Sheirer: What do you do when your art brings you face to face with your past?

Full Service, G. David Schwartz: Opportunity knocks but once. Sometimes, it knock you out onto that dusty gravel road that leads to unknown horizons.

Harold and Yes Dear, J. Dennis McKay: Youth is given an example of the meaning of love by an elderly couple while riding a bus.

A House is not a Home, Sara Spears: Do pots and pans, a roof, walls and a yard, make a home? Or is there something intangible that separates a transient dwelling from a place we might call home?

Jacob's Ladder, G. David Schwartz: This piece isn't so much a work of fiction, as it is a philosophical and borderline religious abstract. Risky ground for the Oasis, but what's life without risk?

Just Visiting, J. Dennis McKay: At the end of the day, sometimes its difficult to separate one situation and conversation from another.

Mountain, Karen Jones: A thoughtful, philosophical piece, where we learn about the human condition through a conversation between a river and a Mountain.

My Hero, His Heroin, Jim Jones: When addiction captures a childhood hero, it affects more than the addicted.

Muddy Footsteps, Jerry Vilhotti: a fascinating stream of conscious piece following one man's Muddy Footsteps.

Over The Bank, Stiubhard Og: A tale of childhood innocence and exploration set in pre-Troubles Belfast. How far did your world extend, and where did the next one begin, when you were a child?

Pesto, Kartika: A thoughtful tale about love longed for and denied all at the same time, and by the same woman.

Rosa Roxas, Kartika: An obsessed fan conspires to give her idol what she thinks she wants, while getting a final gift in return.

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