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Second Amendment Rites

Bob Blau | Posted 08.11.2013 | Fifty
Bob Blau

Author Bob Blau describes himself as a long-time toiler in the mines of state government and resident of the little blue heart of Texas, as well as th...

No Second Chances

Karen Keltz | Posted 08.10.2013 | Fifty
Karen Keltz

Karen Keltz is both a former secondary language arts educator of 33 years and freelance journalist. Her work and photography have been published in US...

Commotion

R.E. Hayes | Posted 08.07.2013 | Fifty
R.E. Hayes

R.E. Hayes lives near St. Charles, Illinois. He is a labor lawyer and, in an earlier life, was a machine gunner in the Marines. He is currently workin...

The Silver Twinkie

Nancy Klann-Moren | Posted 08.06.2013 | Fifty
Nancy Klann-Moren

It'd been three decades since I last saw Yvonne Carter, and never would I have made the drive if she hadn't needed me. After five hours the highway b...

It Can't Be This Way Everywhere

Carla Panciera | Posted 08.05.2013 | Fifty
Carla Panciera

"It will come about gradually," the doctor had said. "You remember, Daniel, what it was like with your mother?" "We thought it was her accident," he...

Cold Awakening

James Minter | Posted 08.04.2013 | Fifty
James Minter

He wasn't sure if it was the cold or the worry, either way Colin was denied sleep. Fitful, he tossed one way then the other. Beside him Izzy slept. ...

When The Past Peeks Into The Present

Patricia Daly-Lipe | Posted 08.03.2013 | Fifty
Patricia Daly-Lipe

He walked through the doorway. I was sure it was he. The light from the street silhouetted his form, but yes, it was Sam. I was dining with my husband...

The Song Of Minnehaha

Larry Buege | Posted 07.31.2013 | Fifty
Larry Buege

"Sean, I got up early and went to town for groceries. There's a breakfast burrito in the freezer. Nuke it for two minutes. And don't forget your in...

The Long Pig

Stephanie Zia | Posted 07.30.2013 | Fifty
Stephanie Zia

I lie here contemplating a problem. It whirrs and clacks above my head. Thanks to my fan, this couch is the most comfortable, and certainly the cooles...

Bed Five

Carole Fowkes | Posted 07.28.2013 | Fifty
Carole Fowkes

Eastern France, Thursday, Sept. 12, 1918 Six soldiers died this morning. No preventing it. I provided comfort as best I could. It was so little to ...

The Single Most Romantic Thing

Monica Sanford | Posted 07.27.2013 | Fifty
Monica Sanford

Apparently the honey roasted peanuts from the plane had made her fingers just sticky enough to jam the keys on her Blackberry. As she struggled with a...

Kudzu Café

KC Reedy | Posted 07.24.2013 | Fifty
KC Reedy

The calendar on the wall near the front door said it was late May. The kudzu on the mountain behind the café was as thick and as luxurious as could ...

The Great Foot Race

Eric A. Mann | Posted 07.23.2013 | Fifty
Eric A. Mann

Every kid in the neighborhood wanted this new squirt gun. It was definitely cool. It was green plastic, in the shape of brass knuckles. The water sup...

Wanted: Post 50 Arts Judges For Huff/Post Board

Posted 05.22.2013 | Fifty

Last month, Rita Wilson, Huff/Post50's editor at large, launched a new Featured Fifty Fiction initiative aimed at discovering the hidden writing talen...

Just One Night

Caryn Coyle | Posted 07.22.2013 | Fifty
Caryn Coyle

She sits crossed legged; her camel hair slacks have stains on them. Her hair floats in old lady wisps on her skull, which is prominent. My mother we...

The Tryst

Catherine Moore | Posted 07.21.2013 | Fifty
Catherine Moore

It all started at Ron Mercer's retirement party. I had been sitting on a barstool at the Rosewood Inn with Mary, my best friend and co-worker, watchin...

Ben Franklin Is Back

Debbie Lev | Posted 07.20.2013 | Fifty
Debbie Lev

Spring arrived; it's about time! The snow is gone and it's time for sunny days and warm nights. Sadly, on this day, April 1, 2013 the weather was not...

The Widow Of Loreto

Page Lambert | Posted 07.17.2013 | Fifty
Page Lambert

As it turned out, the baby created itself without permission from either of them, announcing its existence in subtle ways after they returned from the...

The Weight Of A Feather

Judy Croome | Posted 07.16.2013 | Fifty
Judy Croome

Moyra Kincaid's bantam cock, Apollo, greets the dawn every morning with a cry far bigger than one would expect from such a little bird. On her eighth...

Featured 50 Fiction: The Unfortunate Assumptions Of A Glamorous Woman

Tony Wayne Brown | Posted 07.15.2013 | Fifty
Tony Wayne Brown

Marquessa was a woman so unique that as she walked down Via Regina Margherita to the subway station, each man's head rotated in her direction; eyes fo...

Featured 50 Fiction: Bethany Allison Sanford

Paul Cohn | Posted 07.14.2013 | Fifty
Paul Cohn

Darkness surrounded the ranch buildings. From within the house a lantern's feeble light shone through an open door and window. In this late hour the l...

Featured 50 Fiction: WTF! Watch The Face!

Mon J Gabriel | Posted 07.13.2013 | Fifty
Mon J Gabriel

It was the tingly glow of that December morning that awoke him from his daydream in his seat on a bus going to work. Oblivious to the others who were ...

Featured 50 Fiction: Reading Mother

Patricia Abbott | Posted 07.10.2013 | Fifty
Patricia Abbott

"Well, of course, you can read," my father said. It was two days after my tonsillectomy and the boredom of my sickroom led to this discovery. He barel...

Featured 50 Fiction: Georgia Hill Road

Elissa Ambrose | Posted 07.09.2013 | Fifty
Elissa Ambrose

Clamped on the steering wheel, one hand is at noon, the other at six, and with a flick of the wrists you veer left off Old Grove onto Georgia Hill Road.

Featured 50 Fiction: The Crush

Tracy James Jones | Posted 07.08.2013 | Fifty
Tracy James Jones

He touched me. Not in any way lascivious or anything. Just a simple soft brush across and down my shoulder in acknowledgement that he had seen me. No words were spoken. Just the touch. I loved him for that. I always had...