• "Indeed, Cortina is Queen of the Dolomites, and the unparalleled beauty of the Alps is intimidating even to a sinner and showman like me."


    Flash Fiction


    "For I knew every calibration of light in that space. And she, where nature and science would have prescribed otherwise, she cast no shadow. "


    Short Story


    "I want to take my heart out with a spoon to stop it from hurting. I want to take my bloody heart and bury it in the Co-op parking lot, next to the coffin of the mouse she loved more than me."


    Flash Fiction



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    Discover fresh short fiction and modern fables every week.

  • About Us

    a columbary of lovely and amazing tales

    What is StoryCote?

    At StoryCote half of our tales are fantastic. These fables span the adventures of selkies, saints, lycanthropes and superheroes. The other fables are domestic, spanning the adventures of mere humans, but still from a fabulist’s perspective. All are told in the only lyric and aching way we know how to tell them.


    Discover restless characters, from fairies to farm wives to socialites, all searching for better lives. Unlock the secret to each escape: in the back room of a near-future perfumery, by an imposter at a posh country club, on a cruise ship boarded by hungry pirates, and in many more heart-breaking tales. From the domestic to the fantastic, each aching, lovely, and tender fable is complete in 2,500 words or less.


    As daily life grows more hectic, flash fiction and fables become even more valuable. Join us for fresh fiction each week through the StoryCote website, mobile site and social media. Enjoy the satisfaction of a complete story experience during a quick coffee break. Sneak a secret story during your workday.


    Thank you so much for reading.

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