Here are all of my free short stories, 120+ and counting. They are listed in the order in which I posted them to https://www.bobgillen.net, my blog. The stories share themes of healing, mortality, loss, vulnerability, adventure. And quirkiness. Always quirkiness.

Inking Ignites a Spark

posted 5/22/24

Hiding in the Light

posted 5/8/24

The Coffin on the Ferry

posted 4/24/24

Enough of Self-Pity

posted 4/10/24

Rare and Aggressive

posted 3/26/24

Tag, You’re It

posted 3/20/24

A Broken Leg, A Broken Heart

posted 3/13/24

Hot Wings, Hot Words

posted 2/28/24

Peter’s Heavenly Holiday

posted 2/14/24

Slow to Change

posted 1/31/24

Shattered by a Bullet

posted 1/17/24

Small-town Betty

posted 11/15/23

I’m Glad He’s Gone

posted 11/8/23

A Meditation Lost

posted 11/1/23

What a Stupid Thing to Say

posted 10/25/23

She Called Me Bobby McGee

posted 10/18/23

The Man in the Door

posted 10/11/23

A Bedtime Story

posted 10/4/23

Casket Watch

posted 9/22/23

The Power of the Universe

posted 9/15/23

A Teacher’s Ghost on Campus

posted 9/8/23

A Scar to Remember the Day

posted 8/9/23

Marina’s First Oner

posted 8/2/23

Not Again

posted 7/26/23

The Girls on the Beach

posted 7/19/23

Shot Dead in the ER

posted 7/12/23

A Boy and His Knife

posted 6/28/23

Luke Dumped Me Last Night

posted 6/21/23

The Handoff

posted 6/14/23

A Stairway to Money

posted 6/7/23

Santiago’s Bones

posted 5/31.23

An Act of Kindness, Returned

posted 5/24/23

Just Ask Her

posted 5/17/23

A First Responder’s Terror Memory

posted 5/10/23

How’re You Holding Up?

posted 5/3/23

And They Were Gone

posted 4/26/23

We Gotta Go, Lady

posted 4/19/23

Ashley Plans For Her Transition

posted 4/13/23

Why I Write

posted 3/29/23

My Shoe is on the Roof

posted 3/15/23

Heaven Ain’t All Joy

posted 3/8/23

Voiced by a Lesbian Comic

posted 3/1/23

No More Regrets

posted 2/22/23

A Soldier’s Wife

posted 2/9/23

Boogie Woogie Resting Place

posted 1/25/23

Chasing Freedom on a City Bus

posted 1/18/23

Stuck in a Sunbaked Rut

posted 1/11/23

Two Strikes

posted 1/4/23

Bridle Path

posted 11/16/22

Not Ready For Us Yet

posted 11/2/22

Fire on Ice

posted 10/26/22

James, Still Invisible

posted 10/19/22

Too Small for the Backhoe

posted 10/13/22

Jam the Axle

posted 10/5/22

Mi Volvo Es Muy Mal

posted 9/27/22

My Bag Is Packed

posted 9/21/22

Just Another Movie Shoot

posted 9/13/22

A Rosary of Names

7/27/22

Torn and Shredded

7/13/22

The Flatbed Ford

posted 7/6/22

Why Am I Doing This

posted 6/29/22

Shaping a Story

6/8/22

State Property

posted 5/31/22

Out of the Game

posted 5/18/22

Morning Sun

posted 5/11/22

My Dance Space

posted 5/4/22

The Amber Alert

posted 4/26/22

The Day After

4/19/22

Reduce By Half

posted 4/12/22

Sweet Beginnings

posted 4/5/22

Losing Maxine

posted 3/29/22

The Goat Movie

posted 3/22/22

Our Last Downhill Run

posted 3/15/22

Skeletons in a Snowbank

posted 3/9/22

Milo in Paris

posted 2/27/22

The Trap Door

posted 2/21/22

A New Morning

posted 2/14/22

Single Again

posted 2/2/22

A Third Date

posted 1/26/22

Half a Keyboard

posted 1/11/22

A Visit to the Zoo

posted 1/3/22

2021

The Second Date

posted 12/9/21

Death By Millstone

posted 11/30/21

A Hard Frost

posted