johnshade

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I have 140 stories published in 11 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 130214 times and 117 of my stories have been cherry picked.

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My stories

Sparks

The crackle of words sparking blue pulse in dim pub spark down point of plastic pen down tube of ink that crackle smoke flare spark blue ignite fingernails scorch skin those sparks — scrawled blue m

Raindrops

Raindrops talk. They whisper bedtime stories through panes of blackened glass.

Flow Is Everything

This sentence is a bullet aimed at your head. This one's a river full of mud. A wire touching the case. This sentence is the sequence of thoughts this sentence sparks in your brain.

Beach Hotel

Is anything sadder than ageing Brits and ageing Germans lounging in the sun? Does anything impel you to end your life so young?

The Proof: Chapter 8

One of the boys set fire to the newspaper with the dog shit inside it, while another waited by the doorbell, poised.

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