It was difficult to keep the two sisters away from fighting with each other. I was fed up of yelling at them, all day long, to lay off. I have tried everything – scolding, admonishing, threatening, cajoling, pleading and even crying. Reactions from the girls ranged from looking ashamed, crestfallen, outraged to uncontrollable giggling. And […]Read More Tolly Bolly By V Vaidehi
You say you love it,
But are you willing to do everything for it?
Would you leave your comfortable job?Read More What are you willing to do? By Frank King
At the urging of my increasingly eco-minded wife, we’d recently added the title of “suburban homesteaders” to our already diverse list of self-identifying labels that were slowly rendering each of us unrelatable and unfriendable to the rest of humanity. At this point, other than a meager handful of previously cemented relationships, cats are our best […]Read More The Backyard Farmer By Scott Harvey
Bound by word counts and job posts
No one ever told you about pay rates
Hemingway didn’t say shit about cover lettersRead More Terrible and Joyous Writer’s Life by Ricky George
A dear friend of mine was recently showered with both ire and adoration by the residents of our predominantly conservative mid-sized city. Following our mayor’s defiant and illegal inclusion of a Christian prayer at City Council inauguration, he had decided to formally dissent in the form of an open letter. This articulate and well-reasoned statement […]Read More The Professor and The Mayor by Scott Harvey
He has always been remote—an island who’s never seen a swimmer or even the occasional lost fish.Read More Distance By Laura Stringfellow
Everything feels impossible until
That moment where the thing
It arrives and you have it
It’s before you a realityRead More Fake Impossible by Trevor Wilks
My name is Joseph Reilly and I am the Editor in Chief here at Short Story Avenue.Read More Letter From The Editor
I used to write to escape.
Writing served as a means to get by.
When the world was too dark,
The light sat by the cursor.
Abigail fingered the wrinkled piece of paper in her pocket as she walked the unfamiliar streets. The feeling of the paper in her hand was still a novel experienceRead More The Lost Library By Melissa McTernan