All Stories, General Fiction

The Fair and Dear Damsel in Distress by Tom Sheehan – Adult Content

Cookie Simms loved a single piece of furniture in her home, the two-foot wide, seven-foot-tall mirror in her bedroom, away from all the other fuss and bother in the house. She found it easy to favor the mirror because it favored her ass, her breasts, the elegance of timid nipples, the unnerving black clutch of hair highlighting her pubic area, after her ass or nipples, that dark and mysterious claim to feminine wares was knockout number one in the man-parade of gazers, she was ultimately sure. It had begun when she was a mere 15-year-old sophomore in high school and often heard the boys saying, supposedly in private, what was so good about the privates that roamed around them all day in school and much of the balance of day rushing to midnight, where new and nightly dreams about hidden female treasures flooded dark hours as well as supposedly sleep-like twists and turns of growing boys. Those secret hours were loaded with ideas of how all such goodness would soon be theirs, by hook or by crook.

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All Stories, Crime/Mystery/Thriller

Aunt Sarah by Jeff Hill

Everyone showed up to the funeral.  They grieved, they said nice things, they ate a nice meal, and then they left.  And moved on.  Or at least tried to.  But then it happened again, just a few days later, and they were back at the same church, the same cemetery, saying the same nice things and eating leftovers from the same nice meal.  And this time, they were afraid to leave.  Because the important questions aren’t usually asked this close to the grieving process.  The important answers aren’t usually as necessary.  One death is sad, but two, and so similar in nature, is alarming.  Were they both accidents?  Or were they linked?  And if they weren’t accidents and they were linked, the questions that came to mind among the grieving townspeople were as follows: Who killed them?  Why did they kill them?  And am I next?

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