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At Sea

By: T. Bakare

Hilary's Birthday Bus Stop The Interpreters The Garden Mercy Glass Rose

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Cashier World

By: Tom Lichtenberg

...A collection of stories, including the Legend of the Wandering Cashier, the roadside diner Angel of Death, the classic tale of the Bathroom on the Bus, and featuring private eye Dawn Debris in the Land of Many Things...

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A Match of My Choice

By: Manohar Asija

...an's visiting-card from her wallet; and began to read its contents which provided the address of his office: Upstairs, Restaurant `Nashta-Pani`, Near Bus Terminus. She decided not to show this card to Mahajan at least for the present. The very next morning, she went to Chauhan's office, where she was received by his assistant, who welcomed her with a courteous smile. …...

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Kumkumam Vithariya Vazhikal : Collection of Short Stories

By: Harikumar Edasseri

...re kept in a flower vase were hostile to her. She remembered the loneliness in the evenings when, after leaving all her friends waiting alone for the bus . Her heart swelled with a whimper, and in a moment she could not control her sobs. She kept her face down on the pillow and started sobbing violently. The soothing words of her father or mother’s question as to what hap...

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Collected Short Stories: Volume V

By: Barry Rachin

...* Sixteen-year-old Ned Scoletti is travelling north on a Greyhound bus from Fort Pierce, Florida to Spaulding, Massachusetts, to visit Aunt Josie. Problem is, his mother’s identical twin sister died when Nick was just a toddler. Or did she? * Jesse Caldwell, an auto mechanic, is painfully s...

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Emma and the Minotaur

By: Jon Herrera

...Emma was sitting on a bench next to a bus stop. It was morning on a busy street and the road in front of her was full of traffic. There was a bus shelter next to the bench and there were a few people inside. They were looking at her. A woman was sitting next t...

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Shy Feet : Short Stories Inspired by Travel; Preview

By: Frances M Thompson

...t with very little effort I could get top marks in most subjects. I rarely studied more than I had to and I blitzed through my homework on the school bus home. While Mum finished work in the front room, I cooked dinner for us both, listening to her scissors snip through her comfortable conversations with clients. I spent the rest of my evenings with one of the seven books ...

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Circumstantially Evolved Relationship

By: Manohar Asija

...reafter they turned to attend to the feast of `Paneer Pakodas`, `Samosas prepared at this very café. Destiny Opens Itself … At this very moment, a bus happens to gain speed while following her; she indicates this vehicle onto her left to overtake. But the bus driver loses controls over his steering as he abruptly happens to mark the action of videography. … By this ...

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WTF! This is a Liberal Utopia!

By: Frank B. Thompson, III

... Schwartz, along with a hundred or so inmates, unthinkingly escape. While walking aimlessly down a highway he is struck by another truck (an electric bus) and suddenly awakens from his long sleep. Groggy, after years on horse tranquilizers, his Pavlovian responses cause him to mistakingly eat some flies, he is noticed by passing motorists looking like a partially naked, ho...

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Circumstantially Evolved Relationship

By: Manohar Asija

...reafter they turned to attend to the feast of `Paneer Pakodas`, `Samosas prepared at this very café. Destiny Opens Itself … At this very moment, a bus happens to gain speed while following her; she indicates this vehicle onto her left to overtake. But the bus driver loses controls over his steering as he abruptly happens to mark the action of videography. … By this ...

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7 Scorpions : Rebellion

By: Mike Saxton

...pieces. The panic at the former university was geting worse. Not a single bus had departed yet. John was hurrying, followed by his wife, Vincent’s g... ...AKS!” Vincent suddenly yelled. Talbot slammed on the breaks and the shutle bus squealed to a halt. As he took a moment to observe outside, he saw an ... ... incent and Lexi stood back to back, about twenty feet be- hind the shutle bus. On either side were three men, six in total, who all looked like they... ...e heard was the cocking of Vin- cent and Lexi’s pistols. “Picked the wrong bus to hiack asshole,” Vincent snapped. “So what now,” the thug asked. “Yo... ...ng like this,” Lexi was impressed. “I’ll tell you when we get back on the bus. It ain’t roids,” Vin- cent responded. As Lexi and Vincent began to wal... ...ave any idea how to cover their tracks,” Vincent suggested. As the shutle bus continued to head further and further away 64 Mike Saxton from Lexi a... ...and Crisco then grabbed the Seeker and carried him outside of the shutle bus. “Josh, I need a feld medic kit to do this. It’ll have a bone saw in i... ...ntly. “It’s a trans- miter. Where did you fnd this?” “ A dead rebel on the bus,” Andromeda fnally spoke. Josh had a sudden look of panic, “What the he... ...been for the past fve months except for two vehicles. A university shutle bus following a 1995 Ford Bronco. They were headed north, into upstate Ne...

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The Suffering of Being Kafka

By: Sam Vaknin

... C O N T E N T S Short Fiction A Beheaded Cart Language of Black and Red On the Bus to Town The Butterflies are Laughing The Con Man Come... ...and, cuddled, two silhouettes carved against the inexorably rising day. Return On the Bus to Town by Sam Vaknin Read the Hebrew origina... ...Bus to Town by Sam Vaknin Read the Hebrew original. I must catch the city-bound bus. I have to change at the Central Station and travel ... ...ched out of the mucky soil around our barracks. But there is still way to go. I mount the bus and sit near a dishevelled, unshaven man. His abrade... ...s crumbling watch. His pinkie sports a rectangular, engraved ring of golden imitation. The bus exudes the steamy vapours of a mobile rain forest. P... ..., call on your driver if in doubt. Pay heed to dubious characters and odd behaviours. Our bus is trapped in a honking row of cars, under a seething... ...ic side (they are big on it in penal institutions): How can I prove my whereabouts (on this bus) throughout the carnage? Think alibi. The inmate alw... ...nfirm by writing in this diary (I point at a grey notepad I am holding) that I was on your bus at this hour? I have no pen" – I add. He casts a sid... ...ed on fleshy lips, ending with a flourishing signature. People are murmuring throughout the bus. My answer is equivocal. It could imply armed robber...

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Corpus of a Siam Mosquito

By: Steven David Justin Sills

...e bathroom of Kumpee's friend. It was a well-known fact that metropolitan bus drivers in every city popped amphetamines; and so to him it had been vi... ...Well...sometimes I have thought I could become a money collector in a city bus. I would be a Bangkok Metropolitan Transportation employee--BMT." ... ... same container. He would click and click to get their attention. When the bus was inordinately full, barefoot or in sandals, he would stand on the la... ...anding on a step and hanging out of the continually opened door of a green bus; of-- "What a pathetic existence. You haven't even paid any rent ... ...rth of the city, Kazem was forced to reposition himself in the back of the bus next to a bucket of swishing water and rags. He swatted the mosquito t... ...t had gotten lost and ensnared in the thickets of time: father driving the bus and this boy seated on a padded metal covering that went over the trans... ... ate fish chips that were in a plastic sack. He just ate and drank as the bus circled around its route of the city. How drab it all was but for a bo... ...lf, would be far better than sitting on the monkey bars near the door of a bus clanging the tube of money upon one's knee. Besides, he didn't especia... ... changes of streets and buildings from the open portals of an old doorless bus that cast its shadow onto a bridge connecting Pinklao street to the are...

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Class Heroes: A Class Apart

By: Stephen Henning

...ppening. The text flowed across the screen of her phone. Breaking News – School Bus Bombing – Were Twins Targeted? Fears that teenage twins were t... ...hanging out with Sam. You’re together in classes, in the playground, and on the bus. And you’re wearing that top.” The top that Philip was referrin... ...e football pitch. And that was just by his own team. James looked back down the bus to see Emma Venton kneeling on the back seat, with Anika Ali si... ...te. Emma knew this and played on it. She caught James’s eye from the back of the bus. She’d seen his slight movement before Mr Stark had stood up be... ...heir day, and that she was preparing chicken pie for dinner. Sam looked down the bus at James. He was looking back at her. They’d received the same ... ...ore attention.” “Shut your face!” came another voice from somewhere else on the bus. A hundred conversations seemed to be reaching Sam’s ears all ... ... saw James Blake, a likeable, polite and decent lad, marching to the back of the bus. The teachers would have their hands full now. He hoped his ow... ...ht sight of his sister screaming out in pain, pinned to the upturned roof of the bus, one of her legs twisted at a horrible angle. He was conscious ... ... sound of another explosion which this time seemed to come from the back of the bus. It was deafeningly loud, and already it had become impossible ...

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Curly Line with Flowers

By: Ronit Baras

...ng lunch brake, everyone talked about going to a daytime movie and then take a bus to the beach. Some girls went from one to the other and invited t...

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Rossum's Universal Robots

By: Karel Capek

...elena can still play. BUSMAN enters, carrying the ledgers. FABRY Look out, Bus, look out for the wires. DR. GALL What's that you're carrying? BUSMAN (...

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Words to Wright By

By: Robin Bayne

... Recently a friend discovered one of my articles in a magazine he found at a bus stop in Southern California. That article had been published in anoth...

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The Mystery of Jamieson Stone

By: Jonathan Cross

...tion that he had almost been blown up by a Palestinian suicide bomber while waiting for a bus in Jerusalem. He had set himself apart from the rest...

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Paradoxist Distiches

By: Florentin Smarandache

..._______ 52 JAZZ (III) ___________ 53 DISTURBANCE _____ 53 AFTER COSMETIC SURGERY ___________ 53 OBITUARY _________ 53 PLAGIARIST _______ 53 THE BUS CONDUCTRESS _______________ 53 THE PASSENGERS __ 53 PUG DOG __________ 53 MAYOR ____________ 54 RIVALRY __________ 54 ARRANGEMENT ____ 54 COUNCIL __________ 54 PRUDENCE _________ 54 EXOTIC ____________ 54 SMATTER...

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Pink Lotus

By: Manfred Mitze

...’ home in Germany, Walter has an epiphany: “People he knew or heard of had gone to the East…and seemed different when they returned.” So he and Hilde bus through Budapest, Athens, Turkey and the Middle East to India, where Walter marvels over “how people survived their daily struggle in apparent chaos under harsh conditions.” Later, on a depressive whim, he also visits th...

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