The Widow​

The Widow A short story by June V. Bourgo. The car drives through the black wrought iron gates, slowly weaving its way along the narrow roadway. My sister squeezes my hand, and my grip on the flowers in my lap tightens. “Are you all right?” she asks. “Mmm…fine.” It’s three months since the accident—my husband’s that…

One Million Followers

By C.J. Adrien. His phone pinged him from the bedside table before dawn. He reached for it from under his covers and tilted the screen toward his eyes. A notification presented itself on the screen from his social media account. “You have reached a milestone,” it read. He oriented the screen so its light illuminated…

A Stroke of Genius

Leonardo DaVinci struggles to find the inspiration to finish his work, The Baptism of Christ.

The Shadow

Preface The following short story was inspired by an actual account as it is found in the Annals of Fulda. The original account describes strange events perpetrated by a maleficent entity who allegedly tormented the village of Bingen (modern-day Germany) for three years in the latter portion of the 9th Century. The authors of the…

Norsemen and the Moors of Iberia

By C.J. Adrien Two men fished in ankle deep water for mollusks during low tide when they heard a peculiar sound. They stood in the shallows of a beach wedged between two cliff faces looking out over the ocean. Silently they listened for the strange noise which had only moments prior echoed around them. Again…

Welcome to 10 Minute Fiction!

Welcome to 10 Minute Fiction! My name is C.J. Adrien, and I created this site to share short fiction stories from authors across the world. The intent is to provide compelling, satisfying, and thought-provoking short fiction to people on the go who may not have time to read a whole book. Each story is crafted…