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Fiction II

…the writer should seek his reward in the pleasure of his work and in release from the burden of his thoughts; and, indifferent to aught else, care nothing for praise or censure, failure or success.

Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence

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Any writer worth his salt writes to please himself…It’s a self-exploratory operation that is endless. An exorcism of not necessarily his demon, but of his divine discontent.

Harper Lee

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(Stories below by Allen Kopp.)

A Conversation Between Two Mothers:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/a-conversation-between-two-mothers/

A Cup of Contempt:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/a-cup-of-contempt/

A Day in the Hive:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/a-day-in-the-hive-2/

A Good Clown is Worth Repeating:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/a-good-clown-is-worth-repeating/

A Head of Its Time:
http://literaryfictions.com/a-head-of-its-time/

A Lighted Cigarette:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/a-lighted-cigarette-2/

A Man Without a Wife:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/a-man-without-a-wife/

A Mate for the Monster:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/a-mate-for-the-monster-2/

A Pack of Cigarettes and Thou:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/a-pack-of-cigarettes-and-thou-2/

After You’ve Gone:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/after-youve-gone/

All Hallows’ Eve:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/all-hallows-eve/

All I Have:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/all-i-have/

All is Merry and Bright:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/all-is-merry-and-bright/

All Mine:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/all-mine/

An Afternoon of Conversation at the Home of Miss Fish:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/an-afternoon-of-conversation-at-the-home-of-miss-fish/

Andrew Magenti:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/andrew-magenti-2/

Anniversary:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/anniversary/

At the River:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/at-the-river/

Aunt Bunny Lives in the Country:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/aunt-bunny-lives-in-the-country/

Blood of the Lamb:
http://literaryfictions.com/blood-of-the-lamb/

Bluebird of Happiness:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/bluebird-of-happiness-2/

Broomstick:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/broomstick/

Buster’s Version:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/busters-version/

Butterfly’s Revenge:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/butterflys-revenge/

Bye Bye Blackbird:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/bye-bye-blackbird/

Call Me Home:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/call-me-home/

Camp Bonhomie:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/camp-bonhomie/

Carried Off by the Monster:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/carried-off-by-the-monster/

Cat Scratch Fever:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/cat-scratch-fever/

Celeste:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/celeste/

Charmaine Chatsworth, Society Girl:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/charmaine-chatsworth-society-girl/

Chauncey Peeps:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/chauncey-peeps/

Christmas Shoes:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/christmas-shoes/

Church People:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/church-people/

Cigarettes:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/cigarettes/

Clown Life:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/clown-life/

Collector of Souvenirs:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/collector-of-souvenirs/

Dark Desire:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/dark-desire/

Death is Kind:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/death-is-kind/

Deep in the Arms of Love:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/deep-in-the-arms-of-love/

Dizzy Street:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/dizzy-street/

Do You Take This Clown?:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/do-you-take-this-clown/

Do Your Christmas Shoplifting Early:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/do-your-christmas-shoplifting-early-2/

During the Storm:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/during-the-storm-2/

Eating for Two:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/eating-for-two/

Empty Grave:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/92-2/

Eve’s Apples:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/eves-apples/

Faux Chinchilla:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/faux-chinchilla/

Fits and Fainting Spells:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/fits-and-fainting-spells/

Five-Finger Discount:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/five-finger-discount/

Freaks I Have Known:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/freaks-i-have-known/

George Granger:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/george-granger/

George’s Train:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/georges-train/

Good Night, Sunny:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/good-night-sunny/

Happy Trails:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/happy-trails/

Hawk Prescott:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/hawk-prescott/

Head in a Bottle:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/head-in-a-bottle/

Hermaphrodite Ward:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/hermaphrodite-ward/

He’s Not at Home:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/hes-not-at-home/

Hillbilly Women on the Moon:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/hillbilly-women-on-the-moon/

Hold All Calls:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/hold-all-calls/

How Long Have You Known Hester Bluet?:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/how-long-have-you-known-hester-bluet/

I Know Where Mr. Rheingold Lives:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/i-know-where-mr-rheingold-lives/

I Laughed, I Cried:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/i-laughed-i-cried-2/

I Won’t Ever Be in the Army:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/i-wont-ever-be-in-the-army/

I’ll Call You a Cab:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/ill-call-you-a-cab/

I’ll Do It but I Won’t Like It:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/ill-do-it-but-i-wont-like-it/

In a Cemetery on Halloween Night:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/in-a-cemetery-on-halloween-night/

In This World:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/in-this-world/

It Has Come to Our Attention:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/it-has-come-to-our-attention/

Just Passing Through:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/just-passing-through/

Know the Devil by His Name:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/know-the-devil-by-his-name/

Late of Cherry Street:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/late-of-cherry-street/

Lola Fenwick:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/lola-fenwick/

Look for Light in the Vegetable Patch:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/look-for-light-in-the-vegetable-patch/

Lloyd:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/lloyd/

Mademoiselle Lulu:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/mademoiselle-lulu/

Map of the World:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/map-of-the-world/

Maybe Tomorrow, Miss Pigeon:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/maybe-tomorrow-miss-pigeon-2/

Miss Snooty Britches:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/miss-snooty-britches/

Miss Wessel:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/miss-wessel/

Mortal Remains:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/mortal-remains/

Mr. Doodles’ Thanksgiving:
http://literaryfictions.com/mr-doodles-thanksgiving/

Mr. Woodbine is Here:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/mr-woodbine-is-here/

Muriel Self:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/muriel-self/

My Hundred Years:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/my-hundred-years/

My Mother is Away:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/my-mother-is-away/

Never Marry:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/never-marry/

Never Mix, Never Worry:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/never-mix-never-worry/

Night Train:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/night-train/

Night Work:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/night-work/

Now That I Know Your Name:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/now-that-i-know-your-name-2/

Old Friends:
http://literaryfictions.com/old-friends/

On the Face of It:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/on-the-face-of-it-2/

One Way:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/one-way-2/

Pass Without Paying:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/pass-without-paying/

People are Talking:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/people-are-talking/

Percy Picket Succumbs to Infirmities:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/percy-picket-succumbs-to-infirmities-2/

Phiz:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/phiz/

Porch Light:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/porch-light/

Queen for a Day:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/queen-for-a-day/

Queen of the Monkey Women:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/queen-of-the-monkey-women/

Rain Continuing Tonight and Tomorrow:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/rain-continuing-tonight-and-tomorrow/

Red Carnation:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/126-2/

Red is Your Color:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/red-is-your-color/

Remembering Gertrude Bines:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/remembering-gertrude-bines/

Ring the Night Bell:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/ring-the-night-bell/

Saddle Oxfords:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/saddle-oxfords/

Say Goodbye:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/say-goodbye-2/

Schooled in Depravity:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/schooled-in-depravity/

Seascape:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/seascape/

See a Show, Smoke a Lucky:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/see-a-show-smoke-a-lucky/

Send Me a Postcard:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/send-me-a-postcard/

Shall We Have a Cigarette on It?:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/shall-we-have-a-cigarette-on-it/

Sleep Will Banish Sorrow:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/sleep-will-banish-sorrow/

Society Wedding:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/society-wedding/

Some Dinosaurs Die in Their Sleep:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/some-dinosaurs-die-in-their-sleep/

Sometimes I’m Happy:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/sometimes-im-happy/

Sorority Girl Ties the Knot:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/sorority-girl-ties-the-knot/

State Line:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/state-line/

Thanksgiving for Poor People:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/thanksgiving-for-poor-people/

Thank You for Choosing Alien Abduction:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/thank-you-for-choosing-alien-abduction/

The Beauty Box:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/the-beauty-box/

The Book Dealer and the Widow:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/the-book-dealer-and-the-widow/

The Business of Doing Good:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/the-business-of-doing-good/

The Christmas Club:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/the-christmas-club/

The Clown Who Stole Lady Chatterley’s Lover:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/the-clown-who-stole-lady-chatterleys-lover/

The Day Belongs to the Rain:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/the-day-belongs-to-the-rain/

The Disappearing Boy:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/230-2/

The Doctor Will See You Now:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/the-doctor-will-see-you-now/

The End of Sleep:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/the-end-of-sleep/

The Enemy Doesn’t Care About Us:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/the-enemy-doesnt-care-about-us/

The Hair of Her Head:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/the-hair-of-her-head/

The Last Hour of the Day:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/the-last-hour-of-the-day/

The Man Who Prepared Himself for Death:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/the-man-who-prepared-himself-for-death/

The Midnight Hideaway:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/the-midnight-hideaway/

The Monster’s Vision of Heaven:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/the-monsters-vision-of-heaven/

The Ruined City:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/the-ruined-city/

The Same Chair at the Same Table:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/the-same-chair-at-the-same-table/

The Seeing-Eye Mouse:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/the-seeing-eye-mouse-2/

The Story of the Wig:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/the-story-of-the-wig/

The Teddy Bear Phase:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/the-teddy-bear-phase/

The Third Day of Winter:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/the-third-day-of-winter/

The Truth About Lizzie Shennick:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/the-truth-about-lizzie-shennick/

The Widow’s Mite:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/the-widows-mite/

The Wolves are Waiting:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/the-wolves-are-waiting/

The Woman with the Broken Shoe:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/the-woman-with-the-broken-shoe/

Threes:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/threes/

Tomorrow You Shall Find me a Grave Man:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/tomorrow-you-shall-find-me-a-grave-man/

Training Wheels:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/training-wheels/

Ugly as Sin:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/ugly-as-sin/

Uncle Billy’s Funeral:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/uncle-billys-funeral/

Until the Real Thing Comes Along:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/until-the-real-thing-comes-along/

Virginia Jenks:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/virginia-jenks/

Welcome to the Neighborhood:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/welcome-to-the-neighborhood/

What Better Night Than Christmas Eve?
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/what-better-night-than-christmas-eve-2/

What the Young Matron is Wearing:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/what-the-young-matron-is-wearing/

When My Turn Comes:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/when-my-turn-comes/

Where the Frogs Are:
http://literaryfictions.com/where-the-frogs-are/

Yellow Bird:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/yellow-bird/

You Came Back to Me:
http://literaryfictions.com/short-stories/you-came-back-to-me/

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