The Carnival Lights

(7 minute read) by William Falo (New Jersey) Ember hunted mice around the crooked tombstones as I watched from the pine trees, unable to let her go wild. I violated every rule of a wildlife rehabilitator, but I couldn’t let her go. I took care of her from a kit when a carnie found her running from a barn fire, and he named her Ember. I feared for her, since I saw a mounted fox at the local bar. Its empty …

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An Inconspicuous Manifestation

(1 minute read) by B.G. Smith (U.S.A) The encounter was an inconspicuous manifestation concealed amongst the sacraments at Sunday Mass. Sister Elizabeth stopped to adjust the tab collar dislodged from his cassock. Chestnut eyes locked with hers.  Her hand brushed his chin, and a familiar warm flash originated in her pelvis and coursed through her …

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My Bride

(1 minute read) by Stevie Metcalfe (U.K) https://open.spotify.com/episode/4z83h3AKLSES0XuYYMiG8B Audio version available on Pocket Fiction Podcast {October 11, 1641} Mary floated gracefully out of the mid-morning fog into the twinkling light of the frosted fallen leaves of the churchyard, the most beautiful bride ever to grace the steps of the Church of St Michael the Archangel. …

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