Author: ShortStories

Transplant

Something went wrong with my heart transplant I’ve always had a weak heart. Not just physically, I’ve always been afraid of my own shadow. It was unsurprising when the doctors told me my heart murmur…

The Project

My student submitted the most disturbing “Living History” project I’ve ever seen. One of my least favorite parts about being a middle school history teacher is the bullshit “Living History” assignments we give at the…

Birthday Pictures

My daughter died on her sixth birthday. A man just handed me photos of her seventh. I cannot describe to you how I feel right now. What I’m experiencing is so detached from the normal,…

Infidelity

My brother’s wife had cheated on him “What are you doing Jason ? No. Don’t kill it. Don’t. Noooo! ” I screamed, as a seven year old Jason used a rock to put my pet…

Wife Swap

My Wife went Back to Her Country. Someone Else Came Back My wife got the call at 2 A.M. In the span of a minute, I watched her face change from confused, to concerned, to…

Grandpa & Me

If your voice stops echoing, cancel your road trip. I’m not saddened by the recent passing of my grandfather. Rather, I’m compelled to share the way I knew him best—I would not be here today…

The Ice Road

The Ice Road

When people hear my wife’s Russian, they imagine a tall blonde girl with a funny accent who wears heels for every grocery run. Reality couldn’t be farther from the stereotype: Lana is dark haired, speaks…