D is for Death

Lesha, New York City’s newest angel, received her first solo assignment with a nervous flutter in her almost-human heart. It would be her job to corral a newly-deceased soul from earth to the afterlife. From what other angels had told her, the passage could be easy, but it could also be very tricky. The soul […]

C is for Calling

Lesha listens to Team Leader Alera’s rousing speech, but she cannot stop thinking about Paul, the musician she met on the street. Yes, theirs was a sacred calling, and yes she was honored, et cetera. But what about Paul and his music? They’re standing in a dirt-encrusted, mostly-empty alley near Times Square. Street sounds echo […]

B is for Beggars

According to the mission brief, Team Leader Alera would be waiting at the corner of 3rd and Broadway, but first Lesha had to make herself presentable. She had to look human. Lesha knew exactly what she wanted to look like: red-haired with olive-toned skin, tall but not too tall. She would wear standard attire for […]

A is for Apple

“You can do anything you want, but please don’t do that.” Lesha stood with her hand on the doorway, her mother’s parting, pleading advice echoing in her ears. The last minute assignment had come without warning. New York City, United States, Earth, May 3rd 2021. A new angel was needed to help with a broken, […]

FF: Cookie!!!

CLICK THE FROG TO JOIN THE PARTY! GENRE: Fan Fiction/True Crime? WANTED: Short individual approximately 2’5″ in blue, fuzzy animal costume. Last seen driving away from Emmon’s Supermarket in a bright blue subcompact car full of packaged cookies. Suspected in connection with disappearance of all cookies from said store. Meanwhile….. Cookie Monster knows he has […]

FF: Leave the Light On

CLICK THE FROG TO JOIN THE PARTY Not sure if I’ll be back,but leave the light on.When every other light goes dark…. she thinks of his parting words. She remembers stories: oil that never ran out, hopes too strong to be quenched by physics. Sometimes, she wakes from dreams of him and, for a second, […]

FF: Music of the Night

Click the Frog to Join the Party Everyone knows where to go: the cold iron gates upon the hill. Bone-cold letters shift as you watch, saying to Abandon hope, lasciate ogne speranza. The first peoples found it. They lined the path with stones. From dawn to dusk, a drummer sounds the way on her bodhran. […]

FF: Marry Me

Click the frog to join the party.  Don’t care what they say. This is between you and me. Let’s declare our Undying loveBefore the oceanIn front of friends and family and … everyone elseOn a beach, sand between our toes,Carefully cracking glass ceilings beneathour feet. Tiki torches stuck in the groundwhere they belong,can light paths […]

FF: Fantasy vs. Reality

In my dreams, an editor will read my precious story, a jewel of 2,000-ish words, filled with luxurious descriptions and a finely-honed plot. They will read it and think: this story is perfect. Any publication would be honored to receive and publish such an incredible story. Please, allow us to publish your work unedited, they […]

FF: Some Instruction Required

CLICK THE FROG TO ADD YOUR STORY Sophia had never gardened before, but how hard could it be? So, she bought a toy rosebush with gorgeous pink florets and planted it. For a few years, the tiny bush grew, until one year it stopped flowering for no reason. Furious at being cheated, Sophia sliced the […]