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Mortified | A Short Story

She was mortified. As she processed everything that had happened in the previous hour, she knew that by tomorrow, the story would be all over campus. There were few things she could say in her defense and silence would fan the flames just as … [Click to Read More...]

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To Women about Men

Older men are likely have an ex-wife (or so) and kids. You don't have to be best friends with any of them but you need to recognize that you're the … Continue Reading...

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Mortified | A Short Story

She was mortified. As she processed everything that had happened in the previous hour, she knew that by tomorrow, the story would be all over campus. There were few things she could say in her defense and silence would fan the flames just as high. Sleeping with your unknowingly married professor … Continue Reading...

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Reconstruction | A Short Story

They'd been sleeping in the abandoned building for almost a month when the cops busted in. One of them murmured, "Junkies.” People were clearing the place, escorted by law enforcement.  There was probably upcoming renovation but no one was in any danger from the two of them. As long as … Continue Reading...

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Moth to Flame | A Barter System Story

Elijah Eklund stared at her from across the room.  Glossy black curls surrounded her, black eyes sparkling.  She wore very little makeup and her blue-black dress was simple, elegant in design.  Very little skin was exposed but her caramel tone was lovely. Tracking the room for the man he … Continue Reading...

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Quickies 2014 Edition

A Short Story Anthology by Shayne McClendon Short stories have saved my sanity more times than I can count. When I’m unable to sit down and focus on a full novel, I can write a short story to keep the idea fresh and tangible while relieving the pressure.  Get Quickies 2014 Edition now.This is a … Continue Reading...

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Expectations | A Short Story

Her death had destroyed a part of him. Here he sat, after her funeral, unsure of what the fuck he was supposed to do now. He hadn’t known – hadn’t noticed – how distraught she’d gotten since finding out she was pregnant. He knew he had difficulty connecting to others on an emotional level. He … Continue Reading...

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First Impressions | A Barter System Story

SPOILER ALERT...if you haven't read the first 3 books in "The Barter System" series, this will give core plot points away. Last week of August 2014… Gabriella Hernandez sat on the balcony of the luxury apartment given to her as a gift by one of her best friends.  It was a stunning day in New … Continue Reading...