Short Stories

Enjoy some of the latest Short Stories written by Mind and Life Matters from the selection below. Click on the links or select from the drop-down menu on ‘Creative Corner’ to visit the Limerick Poetry Challenge Six Word Stories or the Novella ‘One Summer Day‘!

The Hunter – A Haiku - Time ebbing to dusk    Wolves howl at the moon when hunter calls hunted Written for Ronovan’s haiku challenge – prompt words are “Moon & Hunter” Image copyright – Mind and Life Matters
The Light – A Short Story! - “Angela! Come here! You have got to check this out,” Grace called out from the backyard of their home. Angela leaned over and looked down at her sister from her bedroom window. “What is it?” she called out, “I am studying for my test!” “Oh, for Pete’s sake, can you stop studying for a second? … Continue reading The Light – A Short Story!
One Summer Day – The Finale! - Dave noticed the baby clinging to his mother, he wanted to see if the baby recognized his voice. “Come here, buddy!” Dave’s voice made the baby bury his face into his mother’s chest and cling onto her tighter than ever. Anna carrying Josh in the baby carrier sling kept a protective arm around him sending … Continue reading One Summer Day – The Finale!
A Spark For Life! - [This story is the 9th and second to last part of the One Summer Day Series. Click HERE to find the Parts 1 – 8 of this tale or HERE to read a brief of the story so far].  Anna heard Jim calling out to her from outside the door. It was time to go, time … Continue reading A Spark For Life!
The Decision – A 100 Words Story - She stood at the intersection unsure of the next step. Turning right takes her to the love of her life. Turning left to her dreams, to everything she ever wanted. This was no road trip; this was her life! She wanted to make the ‘right’ decision! Taking a deep breath, she contemplated her options, then … Continue reading The Decision – A 100 Words Story
Buried Deceptions – A Synopsis of My First Novel! - Ever since I participated in NaNoWriMo, I have been talking about my first novel that is in the works. Although, I did say I have been working on the novel, I never really gave any details as to what my novel is all about. There are a couple of reasons for that; I had initially … Continue reading Buried Deceptions – A Synopsis of My First Novel!
See You Soon! - “Why are you doing this, Jim?” Anna asked. “You know nothing more than what Dave told you, please, just give me a chance to explain,” she pleaded with him. “I don’t need to know anything, Anna. Dave is my buddy and I am sure he has a very good reason for whatever he is doing!” Jim … Continue reading See You Soon!
One summer Day – The Story So Far! - When I participated in the Writing 101 course last year, it pushed me out of my comfort zone, and I found myself writing posts that I normally would not have thought about. One of the prompts from the course asked us to write a post based on what transpires in a character’s life in a single … Continue reading One summer Day – The Story So Far!
An Intergalactic Journey! - Hundreds of drones zoomed ahead into the empty field buzzing loudly like bees swarming over a honeycomb. Dr. Verna watched from the window of the mother ship as the drones spread about the surface collecting data. Just as she was getting ready to leave to the data informatics center, she heard a beep on her … Continue reading An Intergalactic Journey!
The Silencer! - Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is here with yet another Friday Fictioneer flash fiction challenge. The photo  prompt this week is courtesy of Roger Bultot. The  Silencer He looked out into the dull grey sky at the flock of pigeons roosting atop the power lines. Their constant prattling was annoying him. Picking up his rifle, he took aim and … Continue reading The Silencer!
A Meeting With My Ex! - Finally, the day I’ve been dreading was here and there was nothing I could have done to halt the dawn ebbing its gradual way into daylight. Was I really dreading this day or looking forward to it? I am not sure. Everything feels hazy since the day I agreed to meet him, my ex, for … Continue reading A Meeting With My Ex!
One Shot At Happiness! - [This story is the 7th part of the One Summer Day Novelette. Click HERE to find the Parts 1 – 6 of this tale]. For the first time in years, Anna slept the night like a baby. She was finally starting to believe that there was a way out, that there was a possibility for a … Continue reading One Shot At Happiness!
Going Home! - [This story is the 6th part of a continuing tale. Click HERE to find the Parts 1 – 5 of this tale]. The last 6 years were spent in a trance, she knew not how she managed to survive them. The only positive outcome to those years of her life was Josh.  The thought of her … Continue reading Going Home!
Book Spine Poetry - I absolutely loved this idea by Nicola of Sometimes Stellar Storyteller. The idea is to raid your bookshelves for interesting titles and create poetry using just the titles. Click here to read Nicola’s amazing poem. She used 4 titles to create her poem, so I decided to follow suit and use just 4 titles myself. … Continue reading Book Spine Poetry
The Way Forward! - [This story is the 5th part of a continuing tale. Click HERE to find the Parts 1 – 4 of this tale]. Anna woke up with a jolt when she heard him crying. Realizing that she had fallen asleep, she quickly got up to check on Josh. He was awake, sitting up in the bassinet and crying, holding … Continue reading The Way Forward!
The Time Machine! - The Time Machine - A 100 Words Story!
Rush Hour Traffic! - I looked at the time displayed on the bottom right corner of my laptop as I was furiously typing my response to the client’s queries. It took a while for the impact of the time I saw to register into my mind. The moment it did register though, I started to panic. It was past … Continue reading Rush Hour Traffic!
I Will Not Let You Go! - [This story is the 4th part of a continuing tale. Click on the links to find the Part 1 titled One Summer Day , Part 2 titled That First Meeting  and Part 3 titled Those Were the Days]. Anna looked at her cellphone and noticed the time, it blinked 5.15 p.m. Her thoughts went back to the home she … Continue reading I Will Not Let You Go!
The Portal! - I stared at the teleporter with growing anticipation. After years of research, here was the portal to another universe. I wonder what sort of experience awaited me at the other side. It was becoming impossible to curb my excitement any longer! I decided to take the leap of faith and walk into the portal. “This is … Continue reading The Portal!
Against All Odds – A Story of Survival - Survival can easily be defined as existing or continuing to live against all odds. Against all odds – three simple words, don’t you think? One could argue that these are words that writers use to enhance dramatic effects of a scene they are unfolding; that in the real world survival against all odds is easier … Continue reading Against All Odds – A Story of Survival