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A Better Life. A modern story about a decision which changes a man's life. What does it take to break the chains of the world which is and leap through into the world which could be? Harrison finds out.

Acorns  Mainstream modern story set in the U.S.A. Partly about acorns, but mostly not. A modern literary story - a piece of modern mainstream fiction. A modern story making reference to the dotcom world (amongst other things.)

Harriet's Armpit  When Harriet gets married, she doesn't know quite what to expect. Given that Jack has spent the last twenty years in jail, she's sure that his body of experience will be quite enough for both of them. However, as time goes on, she finds herself starting to suffer from unappeased desires. This is a contemporary mainstream fiction story. A modern story about modern adult life.

His Name Was Mac  Fantasy fiction about homeless person. Contains references to vulgar parts of the body and socially unacceptable actions ... adults only, thank you! A modern fantasy story - the fantastic in a contemporary modern setting.

Live on Channel 10  Everyone wants to be on TV, right? Horror story. A horror story. A modern story about "let's get on TV" and what this impulse can lead to.

Meeting My Agent  Flash fiction: writer struggles to persuade agent about the viability of an off-the-wall story about the government outing one of its own spies. Modern story flash fiction.

Mountaineering Complex  Just what is this contagious form of insanity known as "mountaineering"? Why has it been banned? And what can we expect to encounter if we bump up against an uncontrolled case of the disease? This is a brief vignette, a modern story about the psychology of mountain climbing.

Saint George and Ibrahim  There's a bit of blood, but don't worry. Saint George is on a mission from God! A short violent fable - a modern fable.

The Rat. He woke up at night ... why? The title gives a hint. A short rat story - a modern story set in the modern world.

The Transfer of Patient Twenty-Seven  Mainstream story. (This kind of thing happens). A mainstream modern story - a realistic modern story about what's happening right now in an institution not far from where you live.

The Triumph of Japanese English. Keiko was puzzled by the speech that Gavin had written for her. Of course, he was a native speaker, so his conversational skills were strong. But, because Japanese people study English grammar very thoroughly, they often understand it better than native speakers. A mainstream story - a story of modern Japan.

Wet Leaves on the Track  The lump of icecream melting in the schoolyard is bigger than the house. The condom which has fallen on the neighboring town is larger than the town itself. But none of this drama brings to an end the mundane day-to-day tensions of the family. A short bizarre story about modern life.



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SF stories
fantasy stories
horror stories
MODERN STORIES
site contents
stories
poems
novels
essays
flash fiction
writer's diary
write fiction

modern stories
by Hugh Cook of zenvirus.com