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The Reset Button by Shayne McClendon

At the age of forty-seven, Christina Sampson discovered that she’d have to start over from scratch. The situation was unexpected and not of her making.  Her husband leaving her for a much younger woman sounded a little too trite, a little too … [Click to Read More...]

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The Reset Button by Shayne McClendon

At the age of forty-seven, Christina Sampson discovered that she’d have to start over from scratch. The situation was unexpected and not of her making.  Her husband leaving her for a much younger woman sounded a little too trite, a little too movie-of-the-week, and she was furious. She was … Continue Reading...

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Lunch Break | A Short Story by Shayne McClendon

<< Go Back to The Barter System A little visit with Riya…and her fabulous men…from “The Barter System” – available on Amazon. Riya took a break after the two hour conference call with her publisher’s marketing department and did some deep stretches. She was exhausted…and … Continue Reading...

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Penance | A Short Story by Shayne McClendon

Fair warning, this is an M/M story. That means, in plain English, sexual activity between two men. If that is a turn-off for you, skip this one (and definitely don't freak out on me...I love writing stories about men). For all you women out there who secretly love stories like this…enjoy. Troy … Continue Reading...

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The Trouble with Assumptions by Shayne McClendon

The file in front of her was thick but neatly put together. Stephanie Dannon didn’t like mess and disorganization. She glanced up briefly to take in the man who’d been coming to her office for the past eight months; a man who would be coming here another two-plus years to see her. Isaiah Paxton … Continue Reading...

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Strawberry Wine | A Short Story by Shayne McClendon

Eight years ago… Camden Nichols and Brett Holland went to rural Tennessee that summer to earn cash. There was a trip to Europe their senior year of college and they wanted money to burn. The work they hired on to do at two adjoining farms was hard but the pay was good. As for the perks…hell, … Continue Reading...

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Curb Appeal by Shayne McClendon

The house was orange. Why was her house orange? Vivien Rorie slowly got out of her car and stared around her in confusion. She looked at the number on the porch. It was her house. When she left ten hours before, the house was the same boring white it was when she bought it last year. The … Continue Reading...

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No Doubts by Shayne McClendon

Antonia answered her cell on the first ring, thinking it could be Devin. “Toni Hyatt.” There was a long pause and Toni glanced at her cell to determine the caller. It wasn’t Devin. She thought she might know who it was but, as she’d learned during debate in college, she remained silent. It was … Continue Reading...

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Company Outing by Shayne McClendon

The ferry is freezing and the wind whips along the steel She shivers in her thick winter coat, clutching it to her body Wondering why on earth the company chose winter For an outing to the Statue of Liberty She huddles against the wall, trying to avoid the wind Feeling a light dusting of snow … Continue Reading...