Short fiction with contemporary urban settings, well-drawn characters, and engaging plots. Perfect for commuting or reading in one sitting. These are "novelette" length works -- between 10,000 and 20,000 words -- longer than a short story, but shorter than a novella. Read them all!
A Chicago family’s lives are disrupted when two young brothers discover the body of a local man in a ditch. So used to seeing violence in their neighborhood, they don’t bother telling anyone. When their mother finds out, it sets in motion a plan to move the family to a safer neighborhood. When their father loses his job and abandons them, their mother must ensure the safety of the family herself.