Tag: Short Story

15 Books Behind Unsafe Words

Every published book is merely the tip of an iceberg, the pinnacle in a pyramid of books that informed and inspired its author. I’d like to acknowledge books that led author Loren Rhoads’ new short story collection, Unsafe Words.

Death from Above

It’s a lovely day for a walk. The sun is shining. The birds are chirping, wait. Those are not normal birds. Their wing span is immense. They have long sharp beaks, and they are circling above me. The large maple trees adorning each side of the street give […]

The Dusty Documents

January 1st 1939 This is the journal of professor Edward T. Scott. Today I rifled through my late colleague’s office looking for unfinished works when I stumbled upon a box of dust covered files. They were not his, which I found very odd. They were labeled “Top Secret. […]

Red Riding Hood

She laid there bleeding out on the freshly fallen snow. Her cape was becoming a darker shade of crimson from her many puncture holes she adorned on her rib cage. Her eyes were fading from a vibrant blue to a more milky color. She reached in her basket […]

NEW BEGINNINGS

  Shinny crystal chandelier and the deep black nothingness of a new home. A giant place filled with echoing walls and layers of dust. Priscilla the cat screeches somewhere in the dark. My name is Juniper Williams and I am nine years old today. My family and I […]