A Short Short Story by Joseph A. Hyman 2/28/21

Murray was late for his doctor’s appointment causing him great distress. He was always early for everything, no exceptions, except this morning he had an unavoidable excuse. He had had a driving accident. Apparently he had hit something in the road…


A Short Story by Joseph A. Hyman 3/26/21

Allie was eleven, close to twelve that year when we were fifteen years into the twenty-first century. It was a June day, not overly hot, just about right for the three females gathered as they usually were, in the large kitchen. Theirs…


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This story is a family history of the Darvishi family who lived in ancient Persia. It is based upon historical records and suppositions made from these records and from other historical writings. The author is grateful to the writer of the book, “A Fanciful Look At Ancient Persia As It…


The sun was setting low in the sky, the striated clouds turning dark red, then dissolving into a purple blue before the sun dropped into the ocean. That was the mountain range, orange rays sparkling up into the sky like the aftereffects of ground fireworks. Jordan continued to stare as…


Tessie is a strange girl. Everyone knows it but no one says it out loud. When she engages in one of her outlandish antics, people just say, ”Well, that’s just Tessie.” It’s different with her older brother, Marcus. …


The young man was sitting by himself at one end of the subway car. He did not read or day dream like many travelers, for he was an observer of people, had always been, even when his parents had taken him to the museum. He would look at the exhibits…


The house was old, so old that it was lived in by a man who could have voted for Thomas Jeffeson for president, if he had been allowed to vote. It was built of fieldstone with small windows and a deeply slanted slate roof with a dormer built into it…


Jonas lived alone in the forest, surrounded by a thousand sounds of a thousand lives, some living underground, some on the ground, and some in the trees. As far as he knew, Jonas was the only human living on the forest floor. He was wrong about that.

Six miles away…


There was a fire at our church, a terrible fire sent down by Satan as a warning and a punishment to all us members of the Angelic Church of the Broken Heart of the Infant Jesus. Our small church is perfect in its proportions, in its classical design, a miniature…

Joe Hyman

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