Shayla’s Newsletter

Shayla Durbois
Short stories across genre with original illustrations.
Created 17 Nov 2020
  • Falling
    02 Oct 2021 • 3 min read
    Falling I’m in the military, but I met Fia at a country fair. She was a nurse and didn’t flinch when I told her I jumped out of helicopters on the regular. If anything, she looked intrigued. When we w...
  • Race Day
    28 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    Dear Readers, Scroll to the bottom for more free fiction reading. This week’s check-in post is a couple of days late. Why? Because I had a half marathon on Saturday. I thought “I’ll just write it afte...
  • From The Loft
    18 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    Previously “From The Loft”: Refurbished Blind Object & Truth Rules of Engagement Read more
  • Moonlight
    04 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    ~Moonlight~ The blind witch forced Mae to cook her brother in the oven after their dog escaped. Mae saved herself from becoming seconds by baking the witch an apple tart for dessert. She’d convinced t...
  • In Search of Bigger Shells
    21 Aug 2021 • 2 min read
    Dear Reader, Around May I started to lose creative steam. Thankfully, it was just in time for summer, the world began opening back up, and suddenly everyone wanted to spend time together. I abruptly h...
  • From the Loft
    14 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read
    ~Object & Truth~ Jean sat deep in the folds of her couch, mind buried in Plato’s theory of art. Serafito had been threatening her with a visit to the MET, though from his point of view (she was sure) ...
  • The Spokes of Wheels & Co. Part 2
    07 Aug 2021 • 13 min read
    Dear Reader, The finale for “The Spokes of Wheels & Co.” is here! Read part 1 if you missed last month’s newsletter, or grab the complete copy in the link below. Also, the Subscriber-Access side of th...
  • Refuel & Recovery
    24 Jul 2021 • 2 min read
    Dear Reader, Every month I send out a new short story in a variety of genres. This past month I sent out the first part of a 1920’s mystery. The finale of “The Spokes of Wheels & Co.” will be released...
  • From The Loft
    17 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read
    ~Blind~ As the weeks went by, Jean’s life fell into a rhythm at her new job. Mondays at Greenhouse Antiques didn’t get many customers till midmorning, and then it would be a steady stream, filling up ...
  • Writing in NYC
    16 Jul 2021 • 1 min read
    Dear Readers! This is my office this morning, and the view is stunning. I am currently writing to you from New York City, furiously finishing revisions to “Blind,” the first official short story for m...
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