johnshade

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I have 137 stories published in 11 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 128691 times and 112 of my stories have been cherry picked.

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My stories

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.

The Proof: Chapter 7

The autumn after that Charlie moved on to secondary school. It took him a while to settle in, but he gradually returned to his former pattern of scholastic excellence and social withdrawal.

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