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I have 9 stories published in one collection on the site.
My stories have been read 2293 times and 3 of my stories have been cherry picked.

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David Coates

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There's little more to say about the heron.

The Book Club

The nightly flow of cars and street-side talk was so routine that when the nightbird turned its head and flew, it took a while to notice. Then silence fell upon us like a kiss.

A Reading

I found him on the beach, half-starved on his driftwood raft, barely able to form the sound of his own name.


There, by the sink, gathering all the hair I could manage while my brother rinsed the mess out of his glistening shirt, we shared a penitent look above your head...


The morning after, our bottle bin overbrims. Time to pretend we’re anywhere but this living room.