Fiction

by Fletcher Kovich

 

Samuel Pam’s Salvation

Samuel Pam's  Salvation

Short story. Samuel’s life is plagued by strangers who whisper to him unwanted messages of a sexual nature.

Choosing the Right Drinks

Choosing the Right Drinks Short story. How do we choose to spend our life? And is our chosen path of any value? Joseph is dying and is troubled by the choices he made in life. Clemency, his nurse, has no answers for him but his turmoil causes her to re-evaluate her own life.

Andrea Segovia Loses Control

Andrea Segovia Loses Control Short story. Andrea is addicted to correcting other people’s mistakes, and when she moves to London to meet her new boyfriend, she finds that she has plenty of work to do.

The Gallery

The Gallery

Short story. A woman stumbles into a gallery and finds pictures of her own life displayed there.

The Price to Pay

The Price to Pay

Short story. In a moment of recklessness I begin overspending which soon attracts the attention of a shady character who watches over me. I then discover the shocking price I must pay.

My Constant Companion

My Constant Companion

Short story. A man is being pursued by his shadow—or so it appears to him.

The Whimpering Beach

The Whimpering Beach Short story. In a tropical paradise, the boundaries are blurred between love and terrorism—but then perhaps those boundaries are blurred everywhere.

Irresistible Temptation

Irresistible Temptation

Short story. An old man offers me some simple advice which I ignore and this begins the adventure of my life.

A Substitute Passion

A Substitute Passion

Short story. Many Truman is accident prone when wearing stiletto heels. She decides to wear them one more time and finds this unleashes from within her a shocking passion.

The Armchair Ballet Dancer

The Armchair Ballet Dancer

Short story. To the outside world, Benjamin Clark seems unusually happy, but this only masks his inner turmoil as he struggles to live with the consequences of a single reckless decision he made at the age of eighteen.

Fiction Archive

Fiction Archive

A selection of classic fiction by past authors, including short stories, longer fiction, and poetry.

The Tragedy of Perception

The Tragedy of PerceptionFull-length novel. In a town called Perception, the citizens are ruled by an extravagant madness. The novel is a comic allegory about communication problems.

If only Cats could Speak Japanese

If only Cats could Speak Japanese

Short story. Lorna Glover does not know whether her boyfriend has any feelings for her, so she decides to consult the Emotional Detective Agency to try to solve the riddle.

Craig Stemford's imprisonment

Craig Stemford's imprisonment

Short story. Craig Stemford’s life seems like a prison sentence. He meets a new girlfriend on the internet, secretly hoping that she might set him free, but instead he only gains a deeper insight into his sentence.

Shorter works

Shorter works

Short pieces of fiction, poems, prose poems, nonsense poems, or other short pieces of writing that don't seem to fit anywhere else.

The Beckoning Precipice

The Beckoning Precipice

Short story. A doctor, who is racked by guilt, is contemplating suicide, but are his misdeeds imaginary?

Daniel and the Wine Stain

Daniel and the Wine Stain

Short story. In one way or another, we are all disabled. Daniel’s disabilities are not immediately obvious, yet when he is forced to face them, he becomes overwhelmed.

The Betrayal of Jack Baynes

The Betrayal of Jack Baynes Short story. Ray Herring recalls his school days and the betrayal of his best friend, Jack Baynes.

Thinking ‘Inside the Box’

Thinking ‘Inside the Box&rsquo

Short story. A burden is thrust upon me, in the manner of a cryptic message.

A Martial Artist Meets his Match

A Martial Artist Meets his Match Short story. Jack Hutton was a martial arts champion. But nothing in his training had prepared him for his life’s ultimate challenge, which began the day Maryanne moved in with him.

Trout with Celery Stuffing

Trout with Celery Stuffing Short story. I attempt to eat a simple meal in a restaurant but find myself getting deeper and deeper into trouble and unable to negotiate my escape.

Stories from a Leaking Mind

Stories from a Leaking MindA collection of short stories. Each of the eighteen stories are different in style but all feature a comic, thoughtful and poetic approach to this exploration of the inner worlds of these memorable characters.