Fiction in 50

Dascha Paylor
Stories, usually in 50 words, and anything else I want to blog about
Created 23 Aug 2020
  • Young Love
    28 Nov 20211 day ago • 1 min read • 7 4
    Image by silviarita from Pixabay “Come on, Em, share!” Emily laughed as she painted jam on her last quarter of toast, then waved it in front of Denny’s face before cramming the whole piece into her mo...
  • The Boxer
    26 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 7 10
    Image by Valentin Tikhonov from Pixabay Inge tapped her foot on the floor, her mood fluctuating between anger and anxiety. Why was Avery bringing some random boxer into their home? Was she going to du...
  • The Last Bridge
    25 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 5 6
    Image by No-longer-here from Pixabay Len and Nora loved bridges. They had met under one during a rainstorm. They had visited hundreds of bridges together since then. Len stood alone on their first bri...
  • Checking Shadows
    23 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 4 10
    Image by Hamsterfreund from Pixabay As the day grows long, and our shadows with it, we continue our trek along the ocean’s edge. How long have we been walking? It feels like years. We started just aft...
  • Fae
    21 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 6 19
    Image by Willgard Krause from Pixabay She came upon it at the edge of the lake, hidden by an old willow. She would have missed it, had she not tripped over a large root and somehow landed face up, her...
  • Perseverance
    19 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 7 4
    Image by Gabriele Lässer from Pixabay “Perseverance,” Al started, cradling his stitched-up hand against his chest. “Pays off in the end,” Dean finished, knowing this talk by heart. “Cutting your finge...
  • New Eyes
    18 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 8 6
    Image by Wallula from Pixabay Richenda had always hated New York. After college, she had moved away, never returning until today, for her mother’s funeral. She wandered Manhattan, trying to see the ci...
  • Wedding Toast
    16 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 6 6
    Image by Jill Wellington from Pixabay “Back in my day,” Bjorn said, “this would never have happened.” He missed the old days when things were simpler. He had understood the rules back then. He wasn’t ...
  • Sing Like a Hitman
    14 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 8 14
    Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay "I've been checking you out,” wasn’t exactly what I wanted to hear from a guy I knew carried out hits for the mob. “That so?” I deadpanned, not so subtly...
  • Six Words
    12 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 8 2
    Image by court2408 from Pixabay Nan, a new journalism grad, couldn’t wait to start using her new—actually old—desk. She unlocked the top drawer with the key the antique dealer had dug out from a pile ...
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