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Free scary, funny, and sad micro-stories and flash fiction by author Jan L. Mayes.

Author Jan L. Mayes Reader Experience Ratings: E for Everyone, PG-13, and M for mature.

Given recent confusion, I have decided to update my blog categories to help readers’ find the writing they want without exposing them to unwanted content. Over the next few days, I will be updating my blog with a system of blog post ratings: E for Everyone, PG-13, and M for mature. In the absence of …

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China Dog Flash Fiction

My 50 word flash fiction inspired by the words ‘china’ and ‘dog’ was recently published. Use the link to check out my tiny tale and other china dog inspired Flash Tales in this free fast read at WE PAW Bloggers E-zine – Issue 18 (Feb 26, 2020). Feature Image by Jessica Maisonneuve from Pixabay

Blowing Leaves

Padma’s stomach flipped as she ran to answer the front door. Through the glazed window panes, she could see a dark silhouette with a peaked cap. The police emblem slightly brighter than the surrounding material. She took a deep breath and opened the door. Pasting on a smile. “Is your husband here,” the officer asked. …

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Free Halloween Horror Stories 2019

My favourite annual holiday is arriving soon: Halloween. I always write some creepy flash fiction in honour of the occasion. This year I’ve put together an eerie collection of tiny tales that includes 2 new mini-stories and 3 reader favourites in an eBooklet of free Halloween Horror Stories 2019. Some of these horror stories contain …

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