Literally Reruns – Papi by Christopher Dehon — literally stories

A black and white image of an old TV with no screen and behind which is a flowing river

Reading Time: < 1 minute If you are in the mood for a wonderful short story and writing that makes your jaw drop to the floor, then LITERALLY STORIES is the right choice for you. They are all about creative short stories. I’ve… Read More

Killer Kanha Came Calling – Short Story

A pair of hands covered in blood

Reading Time: 5 minutes She often wondered whether time had taken a wrong turn and left her stranded in a dark abyss. His face drifted in front of her, mostly in her dreams, always out of her reach. When awake, she couldn’t… Read More

Flash Fiction Story – Honorable Drug Lord

A man in a cap lighting a cigar

Reading Time: 2 minutes My father is a respected gangster. I’m just a pathetic thug. But I was born with credibility entrenched in my genes. I’m Simon Lobo’s only biological son. My father had other children, but they weren’t his. They were… Read More

Flash Fiction Story – Traitor John

A white bearded man holding his head and screaming

Reading Time: 2 minutes I am John’s brain. And I never shut up. Not even for a second. The man thinks he’s tormented. I say he’s blessed. What use is a brain if it’s dull and quiet? Why carry the extra weight… Read More

Flash Fiction Story – I Want Ketchup

fries and a bottle of ketchup

Reading Time: 2 minutes All I want is some ketchup. Nothing fancy. Just ketchup. You can’t eat fries without ketchup. It’s just not done. I ask the waitress one more time but rearrange my words for greater effect. ‘These fries look mighty… Read More

Flash Fiction Story – Cheers To Me!

A man's arm holding a glass of whiskey

Reading Time: 2 minutes I’m the one who comes drunk to the party. But I never leave drunk. Why? Because I usually pass out midway. Yes, embarrassing. I doubt it’ll be any different today. Still at home, I’m four drinks down, the… Read More

Flash Fiction Story – My Sweetest Enemy

Black and white close-up of a wide open eye

Reading Time: 2 minutes Get up and leave! My mind screams, over and over. Otherwise, silent and poised, no one can tell I’m crumbling inside. It’s been months, maybe over a year. I thought time had done its job, healed me, rid… Read More

Flash Fiction Story – Taken Hostage Again

Woman holding her head and screaming

Reading Time: 2 minutes Thirty years of life and I’ve been taken hostage – twice. The first time, my mind was the culprit. The doctor said it was paranoia. I didn’t leave my home, convinced someone (or something) might murder me. Or… Read More

Flash Fiction Story – An Anniversary Gift

Two hikers standing on a mountain cliff

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s hard to have happy thoughts when you know that you’re dying. Also, I still haven’t gotten over my wife’s death. She fell off a cliff four days ago, plunging to her death. She couldn’t have survived. I… Read More

Flash Fiction Story – A Man’s Life

A black and white close-up of a handsome man's face

Reading Time: 2 minutes I’m an honorable man. I live a respectable life. I love myself. These words are not my own thinking. I have bought them at a hefty price. Psychiatrists will never be affordable. They rob you of your money,… Read More

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