Short Fiction: Fire Sale

Gavin stood inside the entry and faced his store. He sighed. Charred boxes, half-melted merchandise, walls stained blackā€”it was an eyesore, but what could he do? And then there was the smell. Even near-toxic levels of air freshener could not hide it. He could have curled up into a ball and cried, but there were... Continue Reading →

The Curse of Gary (Part 6)

Sustained unrewarded effort produces a hope-crushing effect. Years of exposure to it, coupled with an ingrained persistence courtesy of a family motto, had made Victor immune. So it was without the slightest discouragement that he strolled into a corner store following yet another afternoon of not making a sale. He wiped the sweat from his... Continue Reading →

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